At least eight civilians, including women and four children, have been killed and more than 50 others wounded including two Russian women in Saudi coalition airstrikes on residential areas in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
The Saudi coalition carried out 11 attacks on the capital in all, out of a total of 19 across rebel-held territory on Thursday, the Houthi-run Masirah TV channel reported. It blamed “aircraft of the (Saudi-led) aggression”.
Masirah quoted the Houthi health ministry as saying right civilians, including four children, had been killed and 52 wounded, including two Russian women working in the health sector.
Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya quoted a coalition statement as saying the coalition had launched an operation aimed at “neutralising the ability of the Houthi militia to carry out acts of aggression.”
This comes two days after the Iran-aligned rebels claimed drone attacks that temporarily shut a key oil pipeline in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
CCTV footage of the strike
number of casualties reached 58
8 civilians were killed Inc 4 children, been reported from one family
50 injured Inc 2 #Russian women
The #Saudi #UAE strike target a home house near #Rabat street central #Sanaa #Yemen pic.twitter.com/2Yh3nl9UUW
— Hussain Albukhaiti (@HussainBukhaiti) May 16, 2019