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Saudi coalition airstrikes kills 12 civilians

A Yemeni boy looks at the destruction of his home caused by an air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition [Mohamed A. Al-Moayed‏/Twitter]
A Yemeni boy looks at the destruction of his home caused by an air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition [Mohamed A. Al-Moayed‏/Twitter]

A Saudi-led coalition warplane has killed 12 civilians in Yemen, Al Jazeera reported.

The airstrike was executed northeast of the capital, Sana’a, hitting the Hareeb Al-Qarameesh district. A vehicle travelling in the district was targeted, killing women and children according to residents.

Sana’a, including the northern Hareeb Al-Qarameesh district, is a Houthi controlled zone which has attracted coalition airstrikes since March 2015.

The Saudi-led coalition has increasingly targeted civilian populated areas, attracting criticism of war crimes from international human rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch.

Riyadh is leading a coalition of Arab states which began launching airstrikes in Yemen in March 2015 to restore to power ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who was driven from the capital in 2014 by Houthi fighters and militias allied with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Read: Not the time for independent commission of inquiry in Yemen says Saudi 

A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes in Yemen

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