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Published Date: Tuesday 3 July 2018 - 09:40:45
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Saudi airstrike hits school in Yemen, kills 3 civilians

Saudi airstrike hits school in Yemen, kills 3 civilians
World  - An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a school in Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and killed three civilians on Monday, local media outlets from both rival warring forces reported.

Pro-Yemeni government online news website, Hodeidah.net, reported that the airstrike hit near Abdullah Atiyah school in Zabid coastal district, about 60 km southwest of Hodeidah port city, killing three residents and wounding four others including a child.

It said the airstrike was targeting Houthi rebels, but mistakenly hit near the school, in which part of the school and nearby houses were badly damaged.

Meanwhile, Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported the same story.

The attack was the latest in a series of airstrikes that resulted in the deaths of civilians in Yemen.

Last week, nine members of a Yemeni family were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Amran city in north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to local officials.

The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces in 2014, including the capital Sanaa.

Saudi Arabia leads an Arab military coalition that has intervened in the Yemen war since 2015 to support the government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

More than 10,000 Yemenis have been killed in the war, mostly civilians, and about 3 millions have been displaced.

News Code: 25955
Published Date: Tuesday 3 July 2018 - 09:40:45
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