Apache Helicopter Struck Refugee Boat Off Yemen Coast. Multiple Casualties Reported

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Apache Helicopter Struck Refugee Boat Off Yemen Coast. Multiple Casualties Reported

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An alleged Apache attack helicopter belonging to the Saudi-led coalition struck a refugee boat off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday.

The indient took place in the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah area and resulted in death of at least 31 refugees. Other reports say that the death toll is 44 people.

“Coast guard Mohamed al-Alay told Reuters the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab al-Mandeb strait.

UNHCR spokeswoman in Yemen, Shabia Mantoo, confirmed that a number of refugees were killed but did not confirm the numbers.

“We are distressed by this incident and understand that refugees were traveling in a vessel off the coast of Hodeidah which was reportedly impacted during the course of hostilities,” she told Reuters by telephone,” Reuters reported on the issue.

Meanwhile, Saudi warplane bombed a food transport truck in the Hodeidah area, killing all the passengers, according to the pro-Houthi Al Masirah TV channel.

Apache Helicopter Struck Refugee Boat Off Yemen Coast. Multiple Casualties Reported

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  • Thegr8rambino

    houthis should have shot this one down too!

    • Mr. Perfect

      Fuck the houthis.

      • Thegr8rambino

        Fuck YOU!!!

      • Riley Lee Hamilton

        Saudi cousin fucker alert

  • Expo Marker

    The Saudi’s do the only thing they know how to do, and that is hit civilians.