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Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 12 Civilians

HeadlineApr 03, 2018

In Yemen, back-to-back airstrikes from a Saudi-led military coalition tore through a residential neighborhood in the coastal city of Hodeidah Monday, killing 12 civilians including seven children. This is Mohamed al-Helleisy, who was injured in the attack.

Mohamed al-Helleisy: “We were sitting down, and the planes were flying above us. As soon as I decided to go to sleep, a rocket hit us. I only gained consciousness when the whole building was collapsing on us. I started digging in the rubble and burnt my leg in the process. Then the second rocket hit us.”

More than 15,000 people have died since the Saudi invasion in 2015, while U.S.-backed, Saudi-led airstrikes have devastated Yemen’s health, water and sanitation systems, sparking a massive cholera outbreak, with a million people now suffering from cholera, and pushing millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation.

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