Coalition aircraft strikes Yemeni gov't forces in Jawf

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-03-14 | Since 2 Month

Yemeni governorate of Hajjah bordering Saudi Arabia

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

Aircraft of the Saudi-led coalition backing legitimacy in Yemen on Thursday targeted, seemingly by mistake, forces loyal to the legitimate government in Jawf, said local sources in the northern governorate.

"Coalition warplanes launched two airstrikes on sites in Barat al-Inan District, of Jawf Governorate at Saudi borders," the sources told Debriefer, "leaving ten Yemeni official troops killed and some twenty others injured."

Striking the sites on Arraba'ah mountains comes few days after legitimate forces retook control over most of these heights from Houthi rebels, added the sources.

This is not the first time coalition fighters target allied government forces in Yemen, leaving scores of troops killed or injured.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi, triggering hard humanitarian conditions and the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, while leaving most population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection.

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