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31 mai 2020 | 22h26 UTC

Yemen: Houthis claim Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill four in Al-Hudaydah province May 31

Yemen Alerte de sécurité

Houthis claim Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill four in Al-Hudaydah province on May 31; additional airstrikes possible over the coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 31/5/2020, 12h00 until 4/6/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Hodeidah

Event

Houthi militants claimed that Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed at least four people and injured over a dozen others, including civilians, in Al-Hudaydah province on Sunday, May 31. Local sources claim that the coalition airstrikes took place in the Al-Zohour neighborhood in the Al-Hali district of the province.

Additional Saudi-led coalition airstrikes are possible in Al-Hudaydah 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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