2 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on northern Yemen: Houthi TV

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SANAA, July 2 (Xinhua) — A woman and a girl were killed in an overnight airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s northern province of Saada, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported Thursday.

Another six children were wounded in the airstrike that bombed a family’s house in Makash village of al-Safra district, east of Saada, the television added.

The coalition has made no comment yet on the Yemeni militia’s claim.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized control of much of the country’s north and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of Sanaa.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in early 2015 to support Hadi’s government.

The Yemeni five-year war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 3 million and pushed more than 20 million to the brink of starvation. Enditem

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