Yemeni Officials: Saudi-Led Coalition Hit Truck, Killing 9

SANAA, Yemen — A helicopter gunship belonging to the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels hit a truck in the country's north early Thursday, killing nine people travelling in the vehicle, Yemeni security and military officials said.

The attack came on the second of a five-day humanitarian cease-fire that began nearly seven weeks after the coalition began airstrikes against the rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies.

The officials said the attack took place in the northern Saada province, which is a stronghold of the Iran-backed rebels and the birthplace of their political movement, Ansar Allah.

The officials say the truck was suspected of carrying rebel weapons. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.



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