- Title: Yemen airstrikes kill 14 in attack on fuel trucks - medics, residents
- Date: 14th November 2016
- Summary: YARIM, YEMEN (NOVEMBER 14, 2016) (REUTERS) SCORCHED AND BURNED TRUCK LOADED WITH BAGS OF FLOUR BURNED AND DESTROYED FRONT END OF ONE OF THE TRUCKS VARIOUS OF SCORCHED AND DAMAGED METAL, FUEL TRUCK VARIOUS OF DAMAGE TO TRUCKS HIT BY AIR STRIKE LARGE CONTAINER CARRIED BY ONE OF THE TRUCKS TIPPED OVER ON THE ROAD
- Embargoed: 29th November 2016 19:56
- Keywords: Yemen air strike fuel Yarim fighting rebels supplies
- Location: YARIM, YEMEN
- City: YARIM, YEMEN
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00158F3UIV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: At least 14 people were killed in central Yemen on Monday (November 14) in air strikes on trucks carrying food and fuel by the Arab coalition fighting in the country, medics and witnesses said.
The coalition said the vehicles were carrying rebel military supplies.
Medics and witnesses said at least 11 other people were wounded in the Monday morning attack, in which two tanker trucks and at least one truck carrying bags of flour parked on a road linking the town of Yarim in Ibb province with the provincial capital, were hit.
A medical source at Yarim hospital said the facility received the bodies of 10 people, including one soldier. The official said 15 wounded people were also brought to the hospital, some of them in serious condition.
The official later said that three other people had died.
Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asseri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said the convoy was en route from Ibb province carrying ammunition and other supplies for Houthi and allied forces near Taiz city.
Asseri said the coalition has been tracking the trucks and added it was possible the trucks were carrying fuel in addition to ammunition and weapons.
The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who hold much of the north of Yemen including the capital Sanaa, since March 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.
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