Aug 9, 2018

Children reportedly among "scores" of dead in Yemen after Saudi airstrike

A displaced Yemeni girl in Sanaa earlier this year. Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images

Dozens of people, including children, have reportedly been killed or injured after an airstrike on a bus from the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, per The Guardian.

The details: The International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted on Thursday that "[s]cores of dead and wounded are being treated by our medical teams in Sa'ada. ... The majority of our patients are under 10 years old." The war in Yemen has been catastrophic for civilians as the Saudi coalition, which is supported by the U.S., continues its fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told Axios: "U.S. Central Command was not involved in the airstrike in Saada."

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