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2021-February-28  16:12

Yemen: Five Family Members Killed in Saudi Assault

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi-led coalition carried out a drone attack against a residence in the Western Yemeni port city of Al-Hudaydah, killing five members of the same family, including a child.

The assault that also wounded some others marked another violation by the Riyadh-led coalition of a United Nations-mediated truce that is supposed to govern the city, Yemeni News reported.

The coalition has been exercising a siege on the city, which is Yemen’s lifeline port, since the beginning of the war.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), launched the brutal war against Yemen in March 2015.

The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives.

More than half of Yemen’s hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or closed during the war by the Saudi-led coalition, which is supported militarily by the UK, the US, and other Western countries.

The UN reported that at least 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid.