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Incident : INF_00482

An alleged attack by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al-Qasabah bridge in the Bani Sa'ad district in the Al Al-Mahwit governorate on January 25, 2017

Wed Jan 25 2017Al-Mahwit
Summary:

A source on news sites and several sources on Twitter claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al-Qasabah bridge (Karasha) in Khamis district, Bani Sa'ad district, Al-Al-Mahwit governorate, with three airstrikes, and according to the news site's source, the targeting resulted in the killing of one person, the injury of another and the death of number of livestock. Another source on a news report on a YouTube channel claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al-Qasabah bridge (Karasha) in Khamis district, Bani Sa'ad district, Al-Mahweet governorate, with two airstrikes, which led to the cutting of the road connecting the governorates of Sana'a and Al-Hodaydah, and the killing of a civilian. A video of a news report shows the impact of the bombing and the destruction on the bridge, in addition to a number of people gathering over the destroyed bridge. A number of big trucks that have stopped due to the targeting of the bridge and road blockages can be seen also. While another video was circulated by a number of sources on Twitter, Facebook, and other sources on YouTube, showing one of the cars and a motorcycle in front can be seen, and a person inside the white car is recording a video of the road. In the second 00:07 of the video, what is believed to be a missile fell on the road, which leads to an explosion and a dense rise of smoke where the missile fell. Several sources on Facebook claimed that the Saudi-led coalition forces targeted Al-Qasabah bridge (Al-Karasha) in Khamis area, Bani Sa'ad district, Al-Mahweet governorate, with two airstrikes. According to one of the sources, the targeting resulted in the killing of an eight-year-old child, the injury of one person, and the closure of the Sana'a-Al-Hodeidah road.

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