2 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-02 00:18:40|Editor: huaxia
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SANAA, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and two children wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a village in Yemen's northern province of Saada on Friday, medics and residents said.

"The airstrike killed a man and woman and wounded two children in the village in Ashah area of Baqim district on Friday morning," a medic in Saada told Xinhua by phone on condition of anonymity.

Houthis' al-Masirah television reported the airstrike and the casualties.

Residents said the coalition airstrikes targeted houses in the village.

The coalition has not yet commented on the deadly strike.

It was the latest in a series of air strikes that killed civilians in Yemen since the war erupted in 2015. An airstrike last month killed a family of four members in Saada.

The civil war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 3 million and pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab military coalition against Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen for more than four years in support of the exiled internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths has been shuttling between Sanaa and Riyadh to try to rescue a peace deal reached between Yemeni warring parties in Stockholm in 2018. Enditem