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31 Civilians Killed In Yemen Airstrike: UN

Sanaa: An airstrike within the Yemeni northeastern province of al-Jawf has killed at the very least 31 civilians and injured 12 others, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.

“We share our deep condolences with the families of those killed and we pray for the speedy recovery of everyone who has been injured in these terrible strikes,” Lise Grande mentioned within the assertion obtained by Xinhua.

“Under international humanitarian law parties which resort to force are obligated to protect civilians. Five years into this conflict and belligerents are still failing to uphold this responsibility,” she added.

The victims had been killed within the airstrike on Saturday that focused a gathering of individuals on the web site the place a Twister warplane of the Saudi-led coalition crashed in al-Masloub district within the southwest of al-Jawf, in response to a neighborhood tribal supply.

The victims had been members of three relative households, the supply mentioned on situation of anonymity.

The strike got here hours after the Houthi rebels claimed to have shot down the Twister warplane.

In the meantime, the Saudi-led coalition confirmed {that a} Twister warplane crashed in al-Jawf throughout an operation to help Yemen’s authorities forces.

The coalition held Houthis chargeable for the lives and security of the aircraft’s crew, in response to an announcement carried by the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya tv.

The Saudi-led coalition has been preventing the Iran-allied Houthi rebels since its intervention within the Yemeni battle in March 2015 to help the internationally-recognised authorities of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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