6 family members killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen’s Hodeidah

SANAA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — A father and his five children were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on their home in Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, according to local sources.

The family’s house was targeted in the afternoon by the airstrike in Al Tuhayta area, a few miles south of Hodeidah airport.

Local residents rushed the family to Zabid hospital in nearby Zabid district, which is situated on the highway leading to the port city.

“The mother got some wounds, while her husband and five children died,” the doctor told Xinhua by phone who asked not to be named.

On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition killed six people from two relative families in airstrikes on two houses in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, to the north of Hodeidah, according to the local residents.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition that intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after the Houthi rebels forced him into exile.

Iranian-allied Houthis has controlled much of the Yemen’s north, including the capital Sanaa, since September 2014.

The war has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced nearly three million others, according to UN agencies.

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