BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – More than 26 people have been killed and dozens were injured after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a fishing port in Hodeidah on Thursday.
Graphic content reveals the aftermath of the attack, as children and adults were being transferred to near Al Thawra Hospital.
According to a doctor at Al Thawra Hospital many injured have been transferred to other hospitals and “there is a large number of deaths, and we cannot count now because the number is large, above the capacity of the hospital.”
The Saudi-led coalition has not yet confirmed that it was responsible for the air strike.
Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces launched an offensive earlier in June to take back the Houthi-controlled areas of Hajjah, Taiz and South Hodeidah.
The Saudi-led war in Yemen started in 2015 as an attempt to crush Houthi rebels in the region and reinstall former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The port of Hodeidah is Yemen’s main point of entry for food aid. With 8.4 million Yemeni people forced to the brink of starvation according to UN figures, the country has been plunged into a severe humanitarian crisis amid its ongoing conflict.
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