Saudi coalition mistakenly hits pro-Hadi forces in Yemen

Sanaa, July 28 (IANS) Warplanes of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition mistakenly hit pro-government forces in Yemen’s province of Lahj, killing 15 and wounding another 50, a media report said.

The air strikes hit fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Balah area in Lahj on Monday as they were advancing to besiege Shiite Houthi militia in the al-Anad airforce base, Xinhua reported, citing two military officials.

Houthi-controlled media reported airstrikes in the province of Saada, the group’s stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, as well.

The airstrikes occurred on the first day of a five-day humanitarian truce announced by the coalition to allow the delivery of aid to the people in need.

The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday announced a unilateral truce that came into effect at the request of Hadi.

The impoverished country has been rocked by four months of civil war between the Shiite Houthi group and Hadi’s forces.

The coalition launched airstrikes on a daily basis since March 26 when Hadi fled to Riyadh to take refuge.

There is no sign that the warring parties intend to end the civil war, as the toll since late March has reached at least 1,693 civilians, according to UN agencies.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here