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Saudi airstrikes accidentally kill 12 troops

Sana’a: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes mistakenly attacked the camp of Yemeni pro-government forces in their allies, killing at least 12 troops, Yemeni military officials said Friday.

At least eight Yemeni troops were injured in a strike in Shabwah province on Thursday, officials said. They did not have the authority to brief in the media, so they spoke on condition of anonymity.

There was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led coalition, an ally of Yemen’s internationally recognized government army. A coalition of spokesmen, Turki al-Maliki, did not respond to numerous calls and messages requesting comments from the Associated Press.

Yemen has been torn apart by civil war since 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels conquered most of Sana’a’s capital and northern part of the country. In 2015, a Saudi-led coalition intervened to thwart rebels and bring the internationally recognized government back into power. However, the war stagnated for years, causing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

At the scene of the strike, several locals were burned and three military vehicles (some with automatic rifles) were destroyed, two locals who asked not to be identified by name for fear of retaliation. Stated.

During the Yemeni conflict, there were occasional friendly fire incidents in which Saudi-led coalition airstrikes struck allied ground forces.

In the last few months, fighting has intensified between the Houthi and Yemeni government forces around the central city of Malibu and the coastal cities of Hudaydah. The coalition has also increased airstrikes on Yemen’s Sana’a and other rebel-controlled areas in recent weeks.

https://www.siasat.com/yemen-officials-saudi-airstrike-kills-12-troops-by-mistake-2250989/ Saudi airstrikes accidentally kill 12 troops

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