3 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrike in NW Yemen

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-03 16:02:30|Editor: Zhou Xin
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SANAA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Two women and a child were killed and six others wounded when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a family's home in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah early on Sunday, a local security official said.

The targeted house in Washahah district is few meters away from a security checkpoint run by Shiite Houthi rebels.

This is the latest airstrike targeting civilians in the war-torn Arab country.

Last week, the coalition fighter jets hit three houses in Faj Attan quarter in the capital Sanaa, killing 14 people, including six children.

In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict to back internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against Iranian-backed Houthis, who invaded the capital Sanaa militarily and seized most of the country's northern provinces.

More than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the war that also displaced over 3 million, according to UN agencies.

The country has also been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and is on the edge of famine.