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Saudi-backed mercenaries kill 3 children in W Yemen

SANA’A: Mercenaries on a Saudi-led coalition’s payroll have slain at least three children in two separate attacks in western Yemen.

Reporting on Monday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network said two youngsters had been killed and a third wounded when the militants bombed their home in a village in the southwestern province of Dhale.

It added that another child had died after the mercenaries opened fire throughout residential areas in the al-Hali District of the coastal province of al-Hudaydah.

Tens of thousands have lost their lives during a 2015-present invasion launched by the coalition to restore Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly officials.

The country has also turned into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, where, according to the United Nations, a child dies of preventable causes every 10 minutes.

Separately, the network reported that the Yemeni army and its allied Popular Committees had launched several retaliatory strikes against the King Khaled Military base in the city of Khamis Mushaet of the southwestern Saudi border region of Asir.

The attacks used Qasef-2K combat drones, it added.

The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), meanwhile, cited the coalition forces as alleging that the kingdom’s missile systems had intercepted two drones targeting the city.

The SPA claimed that the aircraft belonged to Yemen’s popular Ansarullah movement, which has been defending the impoverished country alongside the army and other popular forces.

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