Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition yesterday killed at least 10 civilians in the embattled province of Taiz in south-western Yemen, rebels and witnesses said.
The Saudi-led jets bombed a fuel station in Taiz, Mohamed Abdel-Salam, a spokesman for the Houthi rebels, said, adding that children were among the dead.
“Another massacre added by the forces of aggression (the Saudi-led alliance) to their criminal record against the Yemeni people,” he tweeted in Arabic.
Local witnesses said two other civilians were injured in the bombardment of the fuel station in the area of Muawiya.
Rebels man a nearby security checkpoint, they added.
There has been no comment from the Saudi-led alliance, which is fighting Houthis in Yemen.
The Houthis have stepped up their missile and drone attacks inside neighbouring Saudi Arabia in recent weeks.
Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating conflict between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthis since late 2014.
The feud has intensified since March 2015, when the Houthis advanced on the government’s temporary capital of Aden, prompting Saudi Arabia and its allies to start an air campaign against the group.
Saudi-led attacks have killed nearly 4,600 out of the 7,000 verified civilians who have died in the war, according to recent figures by the UN Human Rights Office.
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