Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

Somali refugees shot dead on Red Sea: Yemen officials

Saul Franklin | 18 March, 2017, 01:40

At least 33 migrants died and dozens of others were wounded after gunfire from a helicopter hit their boat on Friday, an official told AFP news agency.

However, the rebels claim that the boat was targeted in an airstrike.

UNHCR teams on the ground are following up the situation of the survivors in order to provide them, and the families of those killed, with immediate support.

The official said that dozens of Somalis who survived, as well as three Yemeni traffickers, were taken to the city's prison.

Yemen's Houthi rebels reported shooting down a Saudi Apache helicopter in Hodeideh province on Thursday. The rebels remain in control of Sanaa and much of northern Yemen, and the conflict, which has killed an estimated 10,000 civilians, is in a stalemate.

According to later reports, one of the slain soldiers came form the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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The Saudi-led coalition committed a new massacre in Yemen overnight on Thursday, killing and injuring dozens of Somali immigrants near al-Hudaydah.

The spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told a media briefing in Geneva the number of deaths may be more than 31.

Most of the immigrants were coming back voluntarily from Yemen and heading towards Sudan, Somalia and other African countries, the security source said.

A Yemeni medical official in Hodeida said only 14 bodies had arrived so far, adding that women were among the dead.

USA retaliatory fire destroyed several Houthi-controlled radar sites in and around the port of Hudaydah - the same immediate area where the refugee boat was struck - with cruise missiles. It did not say who was behind the strike.

A sailor who had been operating the boat, Ibrahim Ali Zeyad, said 80 refugees were rescued after the incident. Hadi's administration continues to be Yemen's internationally recognized government.

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