Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Yemen war: Air strike on hotel outside Sanaa 'leaves 30 dead',

At least 30 people have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on the outskirts of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local medics and an aid group say.

Witnesses said warplanes had bombed a hotel in the Arhab district, about 20km (13 miles) north of the city.

Other strikes reportedly targeted rebel positions to the south-east.

There was no immediate comment from the coalition, which is backing President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi's government in a war with the rebel Houthi movement.

More than 8,167 people have been killed and 46,335 injured in air strikes and fighting on the ground in Yemen since March 2015, according to the UN.
The conflict has also left 20.7 million people in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance, created the largest food security emergency in the world, and led to a cholera outbreak that is believed to have left 2,000 people dead since April.

BBC      News.