Saudi-Led Air Strikes Kill 120 Civilians – Wound 150 Others In Yemen

Jul 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured

YemenSaudiVictimsSaudi-led coalition airstrikes killed over 120 civilians and left 150 injured after a fierce attack on Friday in the southwestern Yemeni province of Taiz. The coalition has announced a five-day humanitarian truce starting on Sunday night.

Local sources told AP that most of the houses in the area were in ruins and a fire later broke out in the port city of Mokha, on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. They said that most of the corpses found there, including children, women and elderly people, had been completely immolated in the flames.

One resident, Ahmed Mohammed al-Mouzay, who took part in rescue operations, reportedly said that most of his neighbors had died. A security official told AP that it was impossible to take the injured to the provincial capital due to the roads being blocked by the ongoing violence.

While AP sources put the death toll at 120, sources who spoke to Reuters said that around 80 people had been killed.

The fighting in Yemen pits the Shia Houthi rebels and troops loyal to former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, against the forces of the Saudi-backed Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was forced to flee the country.

On Saturday, Saudi-led coalition troops announced a humanitarian truce in their campaign against the Houthis in Yemen. The ceasefire is due to begin on Sunday night, the Saudi SPA state news agency reported. The truce is expected to last for five days to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to Yemen.

Read more on this story: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill over 120 in Yemen, humanitarian truce announced — RT News.

Editor’s Note: While the Saudis are bombing civilians in Yemen on behalf of Al Qaeda and the Obama Administration, the Saudi King has decided to spend three weeks on the French Riviera sunbathing and swimming on a public beach that has been blocked off for his personal use. King Salman brought 1,000 servants with him. French locals are rightly outraged.

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