3. New massacre in Yemen kills 40, mostly women and children
New massacre in Yemen kills 40, mostly women and children

New massacre in Yemen kills 40, mostly women and children

The Saudi-led coalition has launched air strikes against the city of Hajja, Yemen, killed 40, mostly women and children.


The Saudi coalition in Yemen continues its massacres against civilians. The airstrikes in the city of Hajja killed 40 people, including 16 children and 9 women.

Mothers met with shattered bodies of babies and children, who were looking for the bodies of their lost children among concrete blocks.

Local news sources reported that several people were injured in the attack.

Lise Grande, a UN Coordinator based in Yemen, said: "Many of the injured children have been sent to hospitals in Abs district and in Sanaa for treatment and several require possible evacuation to survive."

Rights groups and the UN have criticized the Saudi-led and Western-backed coalition for air strikes that have often hit civilians.

The UN warned that thousands of civilians are trapped in Hajja province, as fierce clashes between warring factions intensify.

Hajjah's mountainous district of Kushar, 30 miles from the border with Saudi Arabia, has been hit particularly hard. Roads and all communication lines are cut and "thousands of civilians are reportedly trapped between conflicting parties", the UN said.

"It is outrageous that innocent civilians continue to die needlessly in a conflict that should, and can be solved," Ms. Grande added.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than two million displaced in the impoverished country.



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