Saudi: At least 20 Indian nationals were killed by Saudi-led union air strikes on fuel smugglers at Yemeni port on Tuesday. 2 boats were hit in the attack on an area called al-Khokha near Yemeni port.
In western Yemeni, local fishermen and residents said planes from the Saudi-led union hit two boats at al-Khokha, a small port near Hodeidah used by Indians to smuggle badly needed fuel supplies into the country, killing At least 20 of them.India does not have Embassy in Yemen, which was shut down in April after removal of its nationals.
MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) on Tuesday said it has no information about the reports that 20 Indians have been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen. fishermen earlier claimed that at least 20 Indian nationals were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led union forces on fuel smugglers at Hodeidah port.
The Houthi-run state news agency said that 15 citizens were killed in airstrikes on Sanaa, and medical sources said at least 15 civilians were killed in similar attacks on Monday. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the figures.
Independent Yemeni security officials said 12 Shiite(Shia branch of Islam) rebels were killed in airstrikes by a Saudi-led union in the territory of Marib, where a rebel missile strike killed 45 Emirati soldiers earlier this week.
Friday’s attack was the deadliest yet for Gulf soldiers in the war and may announce a turning point as Saudi-allied countries appear to be committing to a ground war they had so far avoided. Al Jazeera TV reported that the number of forces utilized by the alliance had risen to 10,000. 1,000 Qatari soldiers had crossed the al-Wadia border crossing from Saudi Arabia.