22 children, 9 women killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen

 08/24/2018 9:35 AM MDT
Credit; AF.mil

SANAA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 22 children and nine women were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on a camp of internally displaced families south of Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, Houthi rebel-controlled Saba news agency reported.

The air attack took place in the evening and targeted the camp in al-Durayhemi district, Saba said.

The Saudi-led coalition was not immediately available for comments on the airstrike.

On Aug. 9, a previous coalition airstrike hit a school bus in Yemen's northern province of Saada, killing 51, including 40 children, according to Johannes Bruwer, head of the International Committee of Red Cross delegation in Yemen.

In addition, among the 79 injured in the strike were 56 children, Bruwer said.