12 Yemeni civilians said killed in Saudi-led air strike

November 23, 2016 09:58

SANAA - Twelve Yemeni civilians were killed by a Saudi-led air strike while riding in a pickup truck in the country's northwest early on Wednesday, residents said.

Locals said the passengers were shoppers heading to a local market in the Hiran area of northwest Hajja province, which is controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Yemen's Houthis since March 2015 to restore the internationally recognized president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who lives in exile in Saudi Arabia.

A spokesman for the coalition did not immediately respond to requests for comment. But the coalition says it does not target civilians.

Related Content

Breaking news
September 20, 2019
El Salvador signs asylum cooperation deal with U.S.