Airstrikes destroy archeological monuments in Yemen

Published February 15th, 2016 - 01:30 GMT
Destruction in Kawkaban, Yemen. (Twitter)
Destruction in Kawkaban, Yemen. (Twitter)

Four people were killed and others injured on Sunday in Saudi air raids on Kawkaban historical city in Shebam district of Mahweet province.

The Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeted the city's main gate, the archeological castle, and buildings and historical monuments located in al-Qashla zone, at the entrance of the city, a local official said.

He added that the air raids led to the destruction of the gate, many homes and archaeological buildings dating back to the 2nd century AD. 

Many families are still under the debris, the official said, stressing the rescue teams found difficulties to enter the city due to the massive destruction caused by the airstrikes in the city.

This attack comes the day after a civilian sewing workshop was struck, killing two and wounding over a dozen.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material

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