Friday, 19 June 2015

18th June 2015, 2 civilians killed 1 injured when truck hit by Saudi led coalition airstrike diving into Aden from Lahj, Yemen

On 18th June 2015, the Saudi led coalition airstrikes hit a truck driving from Lahj into Aden killing two civilian men and injuring one other. This is journalist Iona Craig's report of the incident:

Shukri Ali Saeed lies in the hospital two months after an airstrike hit the truck he was driving in Lahj, Yemen, on June 18, killing two passengers. Saeed suffered severe burns and both his legs were broken. Photo: Iona Craig
'Shukri Ali Saeed said he was driving his flatbed truck from Lahj into Aden on June 18, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, when it was hit by an airstrike. Two men sitting alongside him were killed. With both his legs broken and suffering from third degree burns, Saeed dragged himself out of the upturned truck. He lay on the side of the road for more than two hours before someone came to help him. Two months later Saeed is still in the hospital. At night the sound of the incoming missile haunts him when he tries to sleep. “I can’t blame the Houthis,” said Saeed from his hospital bed. “It’s clear who is responsible.”'
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