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13 Jul 2020 | 09:55 AM UTC

Yemen: Houthis claim Saudi-led coalition airstrike targets Hajjah province July 12

Yemen News Alert

Houthis claim Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills ten in Washhah district (Hajjah province) on July 12; additional airstrikes possible over the coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Hajjah province

Event

Houthi militants claimed that a Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed ten people in Hajjah province on Sunday, July 12. Local media reports indicate that the strike targeted Washhah district. All of those killed were reportedly from the same family; two other civilians were injured in the attack. As of Monday, July 13, there has been no comment from the Saudi-led coalition over the airstrike.

Additional Saudi-led coalition airstrikes are possible in Hajjah province over the coming days and weeks.

Context

Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered into a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since its intervention began. Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the strikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and markets, in addition to Houthi militant positions and personnel. In total, more than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the fighting and some 3 million have been displaced.

Advice

Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments strongly advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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