One dead, several wounded after Saudi Arabia 'intercepts Yemen missile'

09 August, 2018, 16:22 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Saudi air defense intercepts, destroys Houthi missile launched at Jizan

Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday, with debris killing a Yemeni man and wounding 11 others, a Riyadh-led coalition fighting the insurgents said.

"The interception resulted in projection of fragments throughout some residential areas, which caused the martyrdom of a Yemeni resident, and injuries among 11 civilians", the Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen's civil war said in a statement reported by SPA on Thursday.

"Today's attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation... it conformed to global and humanitarian laws", said coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki in the statement.

It accused the Houthis of using children as human shields.

Nearly 10,000 people - two-thirds of them civilians - have been killed since the Houthi movement took control of much of the north of the country, including the capital Sanaa, in 2014, forcing President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi into exile in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.


The ICRC said one attack hit the bus carrying children in Dahyan market, in northern Saada, adding hospitals there had received dozens of dead and wounded.

Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, also said in a tweet that most of the victims were under the age of 10.

In 2014, the Houthis overran the Yemeni capital and seized control of much of northern Yemen as well as a string of ports on the Red Sea.

It has launched thousands of air strikes in a campaign to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Yemen's war has left almost 10,000 people dead and unleashed what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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