Saudi-led air strike kills 21 people in Yemen: Reuters witness

Aaron Brown
November 3, 2017

The coalition has denied intentionally targeting civilians or infrastructure, but local and worldwide human rights organizations said the Saudis have committed war crimes against the civilians.

At least 26 civilians were killed early Wednesday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a hotel in Yemen's northern rebel-stronghold province of Saada, a provincial security official told Xinhua. Residents at the scene picked through the remnants of stalls, some still smouldering, reduced to spindly metal frames and scattered wreckage, AFP photos showed.

There was no immediate reaction from the coalition.

But human rights groups have accused the coalition of bombing civilian gatherings, markets, hospitals and residential areas across the war-torn country.

In October, the United Nations blacklisted the coalition for killing civilians and children.

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Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two and half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

In a statement, Ansarullah's politburo blamed the United Nations and worldwide community for failing to stop crimes committed by Saudi-led aggression.

The stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of starvation.

Thirty months of war, high prices of consumer goods, and unemployment have had dramatic consequences for the population. It reported on Monday "the cholera outbreak is not over but it is no longer our medical priority in Yemen".

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