Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the Houthi militia said, as the EU and US appeal for a pause in the war to help stricken civilians. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, captures plumes of smoke over Yemen's capital city, Sanaa, following Saudi-led airstrikes. At least 16 people are feared dead in Saudi strikes, according to Houthi sources. An Arab coalition has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces since March in a campaign to restore Yemen's exiled President Houthi sources said a woman and a child are among the dead. The European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. Both sides largely observed a five-day humanitarian truce brokered by the UN in May to allow-in a "lifeline" of fuel and medicine to civilians trapped in conflict zones.