Reports from Yemen: 80 civilians die in air strike

Published September 17th, 2009 - 08:45 GMT

Over 80 civilians died in an air strike which hit a camp of displaced people in northern Yemen, witnesses said on Thursday. According to AFP, an eyewitness said that most of those killed in Wednesday's raid were women and children.

 

The strike was carried out by a "warplane (that) targeted displaced families who had gathered under trees in the area of Adi," in Amran province, the witness said. Local aid workers and tribal sources conveued the air raid came around midday. They reported seeing body parts flying in the air and pools of blood where hundreds of the displaced had taken refuge.

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