2 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in northern Yemen: Houthi TV

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-23 22:28:11|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Two women were killed on Sunday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike allegedly hit a house in Yemen's northern province of Saada, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

Several other members of the family were wounded in the airstrike on the house in Kitaf wa Al Boqe'e district, said the television.

Saada province is the main stronghold of the Houthi rebel group.

The coalition has made no confirmation yet over the alleged airstrike.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi group seized control of much of the country's north and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi's government.

The war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced over 3 million and pushed more than 20 million to the brink of famine. Enditem