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Incident : BRI_00357

An alleged attack by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Baba Moukhaleh (Bab Al-Shaq) bridge in the Bani Sa'ad district on August 12, 2016

Fri Aug 12 2016Al-Mahwit 43.49228077 || 15.17982527

A video of a news report shows a number of people standing on rubble and a number of large trucks stuck, as one source claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Bab Makhleh Bridge (Bab Al-Shaq) for the third time, which led to a traffic jam of hundreds of loaded trucks with food waiting for the road to reopen. A number of civilians were interviewed, talking about the targeting of infrastructure. Several sources on news sites claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched after midnight targeting a bridge in Makhala area, Bani Sa'ad district, with two airstrikes, which led to the destruction of the bridge and cut off traffic. Sources on Twitter and Facebook claimed that the coalition warplanes re-targeted Bab Al-Shaq bridge in Bani Sa'ad district, connecting between the governorates of Sana'a and Al-Hudaydah, for the third time, with two airstrikes.

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