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30 killed in Saudi offensive against Yemen’s Houthis

November 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Yemenis attempt to rescue those stuck under rubble after Saudi Arabia carried out an air strike in Yemen on 2 November 2017 [shoq_albaharan/Twitter]

Saudi Arabia targeted the Houthi territory in north Yemen today, killing civilians including women and children, reported Al Jazeera.

The air strikes targeted a village in Hiran, located in the Hajjah region in the north of the country. Thirty people died in the strikes, Hussain Al-Bukhaithi, a Yemeni-based journalist told Al Jazeera.

Air strikes began at midnight and continued for five hours, according to locals on the ground.

The first strike targeted Sheikh Hamdi’s family home, a Houthi loyalist, killing him and his family. The strikes prevented rescue workers and the relatives of those injured or killed from accessing the site to rescue those affected, Al-Bukhaithi said.

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Ten paramedics were killed in the strikes.

None of the claims can be verified.

Yemen has been subject to air strikes since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition entered the civil war to stop the Houthis from capturing territory from internationally recognised President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.