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AFP
August 8, 2020

Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike

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AFP
August 8, 2020

SANAA: Seven children were among 20 people killed in an air strike on northern Yemen, Huthi rebels and an aid organisation said Friday. The strike on Thursday targeted Al-Jawf province, northeast of Yemen´s rebel-held capital of Sanaa, said a Huthi health ministry spokesman.

A local health official told Huthi-run Saba news agency that 20 people were killed and seven wounded, with women and children making up most of the casualties. The strike targeted a four-car civilian convoy in Al-Jawf, he said. Residents contacted by AFP confirmed women and children had died in the air strike which they said hit residential homes. Save the Children said seven children were among the 20 people killed, while several others, mostly women and children, were critically wounded.

“In less than a month at least 17 children have lost their lives as a result of indiscriminate attacks in Yemen,” said Xavier Joubert, the British charity´s country director in Yemen.