Airstrike kills 40 people at camp for displaced in Yemen
By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Tue Mar 31 2015, 10:13 am
Humanitarian aid workers liked to International Organization for Migrants said 40 people were killed and 200 wounded in the airstrike in northern Yemen on Monday.
According to Reuters, Yemen’s State news agency Saba which is now controlled by Huthis, broadcasted images of five dead children on a blood-streaked floor, it claims died in the attack.
Medecins Sans Frontieres said 34 injured were brought into a hospital it supports in Haradh and 29 people were dead on arrival.
MSF operational manager for Yemen Pablo Marco said “People in Al Mazraq camp have been living in very harsh conditions … and now they have suffered the consequences of an air strike on the camp.”
However, The Saudi Arabian military says it is seeking clarification of the incident in Mazraq. Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri said “It could have been that the fighter jets replied to fire, and we cannot confirm that it was a refugee camp. We will ask the Yemeni official agencies to confirm that.”
Saudi Arabia began airstrikes on neighboring Yemen on March 25 aimed at hitting Huthi positions. The airstrike started after Saudi Arabia received a request from Yemeni government due to the advancement of Huthis.