At Least 14 Civilians Killed In Coalition Airstrike In Yemen’s Sanaa

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From the night of the 17th to the early morning of the 18th local time, the multinational coalition led by Saudi Arabia once again launched an airstrike against the Yemeni capital Sanaa, which is controlled by Yemen’s Houthis.

The airstrikes are said to be in response to a drone and missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis on the United Arab Emirates, a member of the multinational coalition, on the 17th. At least 14 civilians have been killed and 11 injured in the airstrikes.

It is reported that during the airstrike that night, the Saudi-led multinational coalition launched a total of 7 missiles, of which 2 missiles hit a residential area in the west of Sana’a, destroying five houses and many nearby The house is damaged. It also killed at least 14 civilians, including women and children, and injured 11, some of them seriously.

Due to the serious damage to the building and the limited rescue force, as of the evening of the 18th local time, the search and rescue operation has not yet ended, and the number of casualties may further increase.

On the evening of the 17th, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement calling on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and avoid escalating the situation in the region. He said that the Yemen issue cannot be resolved by force, and a comprehensive solution should be reached through a political process.

At the same time as the airstrikes intensified, the competition among Yemeni parties on the ground battlefield also showed a white-hot trend. Earlier this month, Yemeni government forces and a Saudi-led coalition recaptured Shebwa province from the Houthis.