Sunday 18 February 2018

Family of 11 killed in Yemen air strike

Taiz is the cultural centre of Yemen
Taiz is the cultural centre of Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition air strike in the war-torn western city of Taiz has killed a family of 11, Yemeni security officials said.

The air strike hit the house of a citizen named Abdullah Abdo in a southern district called al-Salw, officials said.

Taiz, the cultural centre of Yemen, has been torn between coalition-backed forces and Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, for the past year-and-a-half.

The district that came under attack is close to the front line, and officials said that it is often difficult to distinguish rebels from government forces.

The fighting between the two sides intensified in al-Salw in recent days and many families have fled their homes.


Press Association

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