Report: 20 killed in Yemen airstrike

A massive airstrike has reportedly killed innocent civilians.

On Friday, a reported Saudi-led coalition bombing allegedly hit a car carrying 20 civilians.

The Strike

Since war broke out in 2015, the coalition has been intervening in the Yemen civil war.

While the coalition says it does not intentionally target civilians, collateral damage is often reported.

These strikes would appear to be quite contradictory to the precision with which United States airstrikes are carried out.

While the Saudi coalition did not comment on the loss of life, it said it would investigate the report.

In addition to these casualties, several casualties and wounded were reported as a direct result of a Houthi attack.

The Civil War

This conflict first arose in 2015.

Houthi soldiers as well as those loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh went to war with President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

On one side, there are forces allegedly backed by Iran, the Houthis.

On the other, there is support from The United States and Saudi Arabia.

Prior to Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi coming into power, the United States had conducted regular strikes in Yemen targeting what was believed to have been Al Qaeda operatives.

In addition, the United States has supplied significant arms to the Yemeni government.

Saudi Arabia has also provided significant support. Or, at least it did until the Houthis’ takeover of Sana’a.

Thus far, there have been more than 10,000 people reportedly killed.

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In addition, more than two million people have been displaced by the war.

The United Nations claims the country is on the verge of famine as a direct result of this conflict.

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