Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 2 Yemeni civilians

Dhaka, Thursday   20 June 2019

Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 20 Yemeni civilians

 International Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 10:59 PM, 21 April 2018  

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Twenty people have been killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen, residents said.

The attack on Friday hit a car transporting 20 passengers in the south of Taiz province, locals told Reuters news agency.

Six bodies had been identified but the rest were charred beyond recognition, the residents added.

A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said it would investigate the report, but declined to comment further.

"We take this report very seriously," he was quoted as saying by Reuters.

The coalition intervened in Yemen`s civil war in 2015 against Houthi rebels who overthrew the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The rebels control the capital, Sanaa.

Coalition air raids have repeatedly struck civilian targets while trying to target Houthi forces during the three-year war. The coalition says it does not target civilians.

The stalemated war has rendered Yemen the world`s worst humanitarian crisis.

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