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Incident : INF_00489

An alleged attack by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al Aman bridge in the Najrah district in Hajjah governorate on January 28, 2017

Sat Jan 28 2017Hajja
Summary:

A source on news sites claimed in a news report on his YouTube channel that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Wadi Khaifa Bridge in Al-Aman area, Hajjah governorate, with two airstrikes, which partially destroyed it. In a news report published by one of the sources, the footage shows a number of civilians gathered around the bombing area on the bridge, where the impact of the bombing can be seen on the bridge, and the crater of the shelling can be seen, located approximately in the middle of the bridge. In the same report, a number of citizens were interviewed who spoke about the targeting. While sources on Twitter claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al-Aman Bridge in Najrah district, Hajjah governorate, with two airstrikes. In a news report published by one of the sources claimed that the bridge was retargeted in a second raid, as the road connecting the governorates of Hajjah and Al-Hudaydah was cut off. In the news report, footages of the impact of the bombing can be seen on the bridge, where a large crater of the shelling is located in the middle of the bridge and a second crater located on the edge of the bridge, as the source claimed that the targeting of the bridge was to cut off food and fuel supplies to the governorate. The report also claimed that a number of houses near the bridge were damaged, as a number of shrapnel fell on the roofs of the houses, some of which hit tents of IDPs, causing varying damage according to the source. In the same news report, one of the women was interviewed, who said that she was sitting in her house when a number of shrapnel fell on her house. In the same interview, a large crater on one of the ceilings can be seen, and the impact of the shelling or shrapnel falling on the room that the woman claimed to be damaged in her conversation can also be seen. In the same footage, two iron windows can also be seen as they were damaged and there were signs of shelling outside the houses. And in another source on Twitter, a picture of the bridge and the impact of the bombing are clear, and part of the bridge was destroyed and fell to the ground. In a news report published by a source on Facebook, in which claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Al-Aman bridge in Hajjah governorate with two airstrikes. The report shows footage of the gathering of a number of civilians around the bombing area on the bridge, where the impact of the bombing can be seen on the bridge, and a large crater of the shelling can be seen, which is located approximately in the middle of the bridge. During the news report, interviews were conducted with a number of civilians talking about the targeting, as a civilian stated that the targeting took place around 9:00 pm. According to the source, a number of houses and tents located near the bridge were damaged, as a number of shrapnel fell on the roofs and walls of the houses. And in the video, a crater can be seen in one of the roofs of the houses due to the fall of one of the shrapnel, according to the source. In the same news report, one of the women was interviewed, who said that she was sitting in her house when a number of shrapnel fell on her house. In the same interview, footage of a large crater can be seen on one of the ceilings and the impact of shrapnel falling on the room that the woman claimed to be damaged in her conversation. In the same footage, two iron windows can also be seen as they were damaged and there were signs of shelling outside the houses. In the same interview, one of the civilians mentioned that they heard about the first airstrike and came to help the people, and then the same area was targeted again and the bridge was targeted according to what he said. In another interview in the same report, a civilian said that people and children fled from the nearby buildings due to the bombing. Another source on Facebook posted a picture of the targeting, where a large crater can be seen in the middle of the bridge, and a second crater can be seen on the edge of the bridge, and civilians gathered in the location of the targeting.

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