Saudi-led air strike kills 21 people in Yemen -witness

A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be four or five, rescued from the site of a Saudi-led air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen Aug 25, 2017. (Reuters file photo)

DUBAI: An air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition killed 21 people in Yemen’s northern Saadah province on Wednesday, according to a Reuters witness at the scene.

The attack struck a market in the Sahar district of the vast territory on the border with the kingdom. The site was reduced to a heap of twisted sheet metal. Medics gathered corpses and laid them in a group.

A military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes against Yemen’s armed Houthi movement, which hails from Saadah and now controls much of the country.

The 2-1/2 year war effort has yet to achieve its goal of restoring to power the internationally recognised government, but the conflict has unleashed one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and killed at least 10,000 people.

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