|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Death Toll of Airstrike on Yemeni Children’s Bus Rises to 51, 79 Wounded

SANA’A – The health ministry of the Houthi rebel-controlled government in Yemen increased the death toll of an airstrike that hit a bus to 51, adding that at least 79 were injured.

On Thursday, an airstrike, which the Saudi-led coalition is suspected of being behind, hit a bus carrying children on their way to an educational summer camp organized by the Ministry for Islamic Affairs near the northwestern city of Saada, killing at least 40 minors.

Two other buses were also targeted.

Missing and unidentified victims are expected to further increase the death toll, said a Houthi health ministry spokesman, Yusef al-Hadari.

Hospital sources confirmed that vendors and customers at the Dahian market were among the victims.

Earlier on Friday, the European Union denounced deadly attacks intended to strike military targets in Yemen and advocated for a political solution to the conflict.

The province of Saada, near the border with neighboring Saudi Arabia, is the main bastion of the Houthis, a Zaidi Shia-led movement backed by Iran that launched an insurgency against the Sunni-controlled government in the capital Sana’a in 2014.

A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been conducting devastating airstrikes since 2015 against Houthi positions, causing thousands of civilian deaths in the process, according to war monitors, in an attempt to restore the internationally-recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, which is currently based in the southern port city of Aden.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved