Yemen Death Toll from Saudi Airstrike Now at 19

File photo: Al Hudaydah Market, Yemen. Credit: Rod Waddington

(From AP News)

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike at a fruit-and-vegetable market near Yemen’s flashpoint Red Sea port of Hodeida killed 19 civilians, including children, Yemeni officials said Thursday.

Wednesday’s strike comes amid mounting fears of a fresh coalition assault on Hodeida, a city that has been the lifeline for international aid deliveries to Yemen, ravaged by a brutal three-and-a-half year war between the Saudi-led alliance and Shite rebels known as Houthis.

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