13 killed in Yemen airstrike

by Brendan Manning, Samantha DeSouza, and Cas Szulc
edited by Tyler Peterson

A warehouse explosion killed at least thirteen, including seven children, in Yemen, according to the New York Times.

The Associated Press said, “The health officials said more than 110 people were wounded in the explosion, which damaged nearby

(Photo: NY Times)

schools.”

The people responsible for the explosion are identified as the Houthis. The Houthis are a rebel group in Yemen and were storing weapons in the warehouse. 

Sana is the capital of Yemen and is currently being controlled by rebels. The rebels have had control of the capital since 2014 and are “aligned with Iran,” said the Associated Press.

A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthis since 2015. They have been engaged in battle that have killed tens of thousands of people during that time. 

 

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