SANAA--The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels killed three women in an airstrike on a house in the Yemeni northwestern province of Hajjah Saturday noon, a provincial security official said.

Three women were killed and two children wounded when the airstrike hit a family's house in Ram area of Mostaba district, the security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The injured children were in critical condition, said local medics.

Mostaba is about 50 km south of Medi frontline, near the southern border of Saudi Arabia.

It was the latest in a series of airstrikes by the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition air force since the start of the war in Yemen more than three years ago.

On Tuesday, a coalition airstrike struck a family house in Monabih district of the northern Saada province, killing two women and injuring four men, according to local officials.

The coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to roll back the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and support the internationally-recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and displaced 3 million others, triggering one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.


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