2 women, 3 children killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-27 03:48:14|Editor: yan
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SANAA, May 26 (Xinhua) -- At least five civilians were killed in Yemen on Saturday in multiple airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebels, security officials, medics and residents said.

Two women were killed and a third was wounded when an airstrike hit a family's house in Ablah area in Harf Sufism district of Amran province, about 60 km north of the capital Sanaa.

Hours later, another airstrike on a family's home in the far northern province of Saada killed at least three children and wounded 15 other people, including children and women.

The attack is the latest in a series of airstrikes targeting civilians in Yemen since the war began in 2015.

On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed at least six farmers in a mango farm in Yemen's western Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, according to local officials.

Two weeks ago, a coalition airstrike killed six civilians, including an entire family in Al-Azrakayeen district, north of the capital Sanaa, according to the officials and residents.

The coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to roll back the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and support the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The rebels have seized control over much of the country's north since September 2014, including the capital Sanaa, and forced Hadi and his government into exile in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

The war has killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and displaced 3 million others, triggering one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.