Saudi-Led Coalition’s Airstrike Kills 8 Civilians in Central Yemen – Source

1044010276(Sputnik) – The airstrike hit a village in the western part of the province, the source said, adding that all victims are members of one family.

At least eight civilians died in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the central Yemeni province of Ibb, a local source told Sputnik Saturday.

Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government, led by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and Shiite Houthi rebels, who have been supported by army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

At Hadi’s request, a Saudi-led coalition including Arab countries has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions since March 2015.

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has called Saudi attacks on civilian areas a violation of international law, but Riyadh denied the claims.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.