News ID: 233318
Published: 0617 GMT October 25, 2018

19 killed, 10 Injured in Saudi-Led Coalition raid in Yemen

19 killed, 10 Injured in Saudi-Led Coalition raid in Yemen

At least 19 people have been killed and 10 others wounded by the Saudi air strikes on Yemen’s western city of Bayt al Faqih located in the vicinity of the port city of Al Hudaydah on Wednesday, local media reported.

The air raid had been held hours after the previous strikes that killed three civilians, including a minor child, and injured six other people, the Masirah TV channel reported, quoted by Sputnik news agency, according to IRNA.

A recent UN report said Saudi-led coalition airstrikes – which have hit open-air markets, health clinics, schools, funerals,
and weddings, according to published reports — have been blamed for most of more than 16,000 civilians killed or injured in the Yemen conflict over the past three years.

Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday,
April 13, 2017

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Lowcock said Tuesday that Yemen is on the brink of a famine the likes of which have never been seen before. Lowcock told the UN Security Council that the total number of people facing pre-famine conditions in Yemen could soon reach 14 million. UN Humanitarian Coordinator stressed that the fierce clashes and airstrikes on the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah have blocked the eastern road to Sana, impacting food convoys from key ports that feed northern Yemen.

US Air Force Special Operations Command chief Lt. Gen. Brad Webb said at a press briefing last week that the US had no plans to change its logistical support for Saudi-led military operations in Yemen.

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