Coalition strikes killed 377 Yemeni's in 10 days

Fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition forces have caused the death of more than 377 Yemeni people in 10 days.

Coalition strikes killed 377 Yemeni's in 10 days

World Bulletin / News Desk

 A total of 377 Yemenis were killed by Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in the period from April 27 to May 6, a Houthi spokesman said Thursday.

During the period in question, coalition planes carried out more than 513 airstrikes in Sanaa and other provinces, targeting 259 areas, districts and villages across the country, Sharaf Luqman was quoted as saying by Yemen's official news agency.

He added that the airstrikes had injured more than 2,459 people and completely destroyed 43 homes.

Luqman noted that 480 other homes had been partially destroyed by coalition airstrikes.

He said most of the airstrikes – 195 – had been carried out in Yemen's northern Saada province, a Houthi stronghold.

He noted that capital Sanaa had seen the second largest number of airstrikes, putting the number at 103.

Riyadh says its air campaign comes in response to appeals by embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi for military intervention against the Houthis.

Hadi, who is backed by Gulf States, fled to Riyadh in March after Houthi forces attacked his residence in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, from which he had hoped to reinstate his embattled presidency.

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