Yemen: Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits School, Kills Children

By Ramzy Baroud |

Scores of casualties were reported from the Yemeni capital on Sunday after the Saudi-led Coalition bombed a fuel station near a children’s school.

| Photo: Fatik al-Rodaini

The Saudi-led Coalition conducted an airstrike in Yemen’s capital city, Sanaa, hitting a fuel station on Sunday which was near a school. The strike led to the death of many school goers.

Local human rights activists reported the Saudi-led Coalition airstrike hit the Saawan neighborhood, which is where Al-Rai School is located.

The Yemeni Health Ministry reported that as many as seven students were killed during the attack and another 34 more were wounded.

Some reports are now claim that 11 civilians have been killed and 39 more wounded, but these numbers have not been confirmed by the Yemeni Health Ministry.

Sanaa has been under the control of the Houthis since 2015 when they expelled the Yemeni president Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi and his loyalists from the city.

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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.