Two Civilians Killed in Saudi Airstrikes in Northern Yemen

The US-backed Saudi-led coalition has killed dozens of children in recent months

Saudi airstrikes killed two civilians on Sunday in Yemen’s northern province of Sadaa. According to Houthi media, the airstrike hit a house in the Kitaf wa Al Boqe’e district, killed two women, and injured several others.

The US-backed Saudi-led coalition has not confirmed the strikes. The coalition usually stays quiet on civilian deaths, unless the attacks get attention from the UN or major media outlets.

The war in Yemen has been especially brutal in recent months, with coalition airstrikes killing scores of civilians, including dozens of children. Earlier in August, a series of airstrikes in residential areas in al-Jawf killed at least nine children.

In June, the UN removed the coalition from a list of parties that harm children in conflict zones. That same day, the coalition killed 13 civilians in an airstrike, a group that included four children.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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