Warplanes hit Yemen capital, kills twelve, including six children
Reuters reports this morning that an air strike on Yemen’s capital Sanaa has led to the death 12 people including six children. According to the report, the strike was a near raid on the Faj Attan Area on the outskirts of the city.
Reuter further reported the extent of the havoc, stating that the attack severely damaged at least two buildings which reduced much of them to rubble. Residents and rescuers dug through debris to retrieve the bloodied, dust-covered bodies of several children, who appeared aged under 10 years old, Reuters reported.
It was gathered from Eye witness that ‘the warplanes were believed to be from a Saudi-led Arab coalition waging a 2-1/2-year-old campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement for control of the country in a war which has killed at least 10,000 people’ on records.
However, the attack is unfortunate as ‘the Houthis and their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, control much of the north of the country, including Sanaa.’ Thus, it was really unexpected as ‘Yemen’s internationally-recognised government is backed by the Saudi-led military alliance and is based in the south’ of the region.
Press made it known that Human rights activists have raised concerned and have called for critical investigation on the matter.
“The United Nations human rights office called on Friday for an independent investigation into air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on a hotel near Sanaa on Wednesday that killed more than 30 people, as well as civilians in two other hits,” Reuters reported.
Correspondent: Ridwan A Olayiwola