• Saudi-led strikes kill 9 Yemeni civilians

At least nine people, including women and children, have been killed in new Saudi-led airstrikes against civilian targets across Yemen.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, a Saudi-led drone attack on a chicken run in the Jarrahi district of the western province of Hudaydah claimed the life of one Yemeni and inflicted injuries on another in the early hours of Thursday.

The report added that at least another Yemeni was killed and three others were wounded after a separate Saudi-led drone attack, launched shortly after the first one, targeted another chicken run in Zobaid district in the same province.

Separately, Saudi-led warplanes on Wednesday night pounded a residential area in the Shamlan district of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, killing seven civilians — including two women and four children — and wounded four others.

Earlier on Wednesday, Saudi strikes had claimed the lives of a mother and her young daughter in the suburbs of the northwestern city of Sa’ada. Several other children of the same family were also injured in those strikes.

In another development on Wednesday, Yemeni army soldiers launched a retaliatory offensive against the al-Zab’ah military base in Saudi Arabia’s southern region of Najran, killing a number of Saudi forces and inflicting heavy damage on the base.

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Mar 08, 2018 14:09 UTC
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