Yemeni official: Saudi-led airstrike on market kills 11

Yemeni official: Saudi-led airstrike on market kills 11
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11 January, 2018
An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has struck a market in northern Yemen, killing 11 people, including an 11-year-old boy, according to a provincial health official.
The fighting in Yemen has caused a humanitarian catastrophe [AFP file photo]

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has struck a market in northern Yemen, killing 11 people, including an 11-year-old boy, according to a provincial health official. 

Wednesday’s airstrike wounded another five people, Hassab al-Azay, the health director in Saada province, a stronghold of the country’s Houthi rebels, told The Associated Press

The Saudi-led coalition, which is allied with an internationally recognised government, has been at war with the Iran-supported rebels since March 2015.

The Houthis control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa.

It was not immediately clear if those killed included combatants.

The coalition, which says it takes all precautions to minimize civilian casualties, could not be reached for comment.

The war has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than 3 million.

The fighting has caused a humanitarian catastrophe which the UN says is the world's worst, pushing seven million people to the brink of famine and sparking a cholera outbreak that the World Health Organisation says has killed 2,000 people.