2 injured in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's Hajjah: local official

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-23 22:26:13|Editor: mmm
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SANAA, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- An airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition wounded two beekeepers and destroyed 50 beehives in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah on Tuesday, a local official said Tuesday.

"The coalition airstrike targeted a vehicle carrying beehives near a mountainous forest in Bani Hasan area of Abs district this morning, badly injuring the two beekeepers and destroying 50 beehives along with the vehicle," Abdullah Shuayb, a member of Abs local council, told Xinhua by phone.

Yemen's honey, known for its purity and health benefits, has been hailed as among the best in the world. However, the country's civil war has badly paralyzed its traditional honey business.

Earlier this month, a coalition airstrike killed five beekeepers in a bee yard in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, according to local sources.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition that intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after the Houthi rebels forced him into exile.

The Yemeni civil war has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced nearly 3 million others.