6 women die as airstrikes escalate overnight in Yemen

Yemeni security forces take part in a raid in Ja'awla a northern neighbourhood of the southern city of Aden

The deal also comes in the midst of a controversial conflict in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia has killed thousands of innocent civilians with relentless airstrikes.

Shayef Muhsin Asem, who lived in the house but was out at the time of the attack, told the New York Times that "after the house was bombed, family members rushed in to try to rescue survivors when a second airstrike hit".

The coalition has stepped up its air raids in Yemen, especially Sana'a, ever since peace talks in Kuwait between representatives of the Saudi-backed former government and Houthis were suspended on August 6.

The statement came days after attacks on a school in northern Yemen and a hospital in the country's northwest province, which have killed dozens of civilians and children.

In recent months, however, the United Nations, global humanitarian organizations and even some USA lawmakers have criticized the coalition air strikes. The Saudis have maintained the target was a Houthi training camp and that the children were recruits.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that civilians including children are paying the heaviest price in the ongoing conflict in Yemen as schools and hospitals continue to be hit.

Rights groups and United Nations agencies have expressed concern that even if the fighting is brought to an end, the country will still grapple with a brutal legacy of unexploded munitions, including bombs dropped by Saudi-led warplanes in and around the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, and in the Houthis' northern heartland.

Saudi warplanes also launched two airstrikes against the Kahlan military base, and another against non-operational Sana'a International Airport.

American officials have said they have sought ways to help the coalition improve targeting and have ensured Saudi access to precision-guided munitions.

United Kingdom leaders appeal comes in the wake of recent conflict has killed more than 9,000 people, displaced 2.4 million, and destroyed much of the already limited infrastructure in the violence-hit country.



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