30 Civilians Killed in Coalition Airstrikes on Saudi-Yemeni Border

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At least 30 people, believed to be civilians, were killed in the airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition as the Yemeni army launched rockets at Saudi military bases.

The coalition planes reportedly targeted the area, where the Houthis clashed with ground forces of the oil kingdom but instead bombed civilians, according to witness accounts.

Saudi-led forces also carried out airstrikes against the Houthis in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, killing at least 40 people and wounding approximately 100. On Wednesday, the coalition also pounded the Aden, Hajjah, Ibb and al-Hudaydah Governorates.

The Yemeni army fired rockets at several military bases located in the Jizan (or Jazan) region of Saudi Arabia. As many as 40 rockets were launched at a military base near the village of al-Tuwal, according to Press TV.

Yemen has been engulfed in violence since late 2014. In March, the Saudi-led air campaign was launched at the request of President Hadi, who fled the country amid hostilities after the Houthis took control of large areas of the country, including Sanaa.

According to the UN estimates, at least 2,000 people have been killed, some 7,400 injured and over half a million people displaced in the fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to Hadi since mid-March.


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