Somali refugees killed in Saudi Arabia airstrikes in Yemen


ADEN, Yemen,April 28, 2015 (Garowe Online)- At least 30 Somali refugees died in missile strikes by Saudi-led coalition jets near strategic Yemeni city of Aden according to BBC Somali Service, Garowe Online reports.

The Somalis on-board two trucks were heading to Aden from nearby refugee camp, Al Qaras.

Somali journalist in Yemen, Ahmed Abdi Adan said on BBC Somali Service on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia planes accidently targeted the Somali refugees.

The death of Somalis in the Saudi-led airstrikes marks the first as coalition efforts to smash Houthi stockpiles continue to edge closer to a month.

Somalia’s UN-backed weak central government has yet to comment on the exact number of casualty figures.

Two weeks ago, Al Qaeda attack on a prison in Yemen’s Mukalla led to the release of Somali pirates serving prison sentences.

Meanwhile in the Gulf of Aden port city of Bossaso, larger influx than at any time since Saudi Arabia commenced strikes against Houthis has disembarked.

Composed of mainly Somalis, over 2,000 people fleeing from Yemen civil war are believed to have arrived in the coastal towns along the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea town, Bossaso over the last few weeks. 


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