Saudi-led air strike kills four at Yemen radio station

 Saudi-led coalition airstrike targeted a radio station in Yemeni western province of Hudaydah killing at least four people on Sunday 16 September, according to media reports.

 

Three staff members of the radio and a farmer were killed in the bombing of the station’s premises by warplanes from the Saudi-led military coalition, which also destroyed the transmission tower and a warehouse, media reports said.

 

It is one of the several local radio stations that are located in most of the Yemeni cities across the country and which form Yemen’s public radio service. The Hudaydah station is currently under Houthi control.

 

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) denounced the attack in a statement and called for the protection of Yemeni journalists.

 

The YJS condemned the bombing to the transmission station of Hudaydah Radio by the Saudi-led coalition on Sunday. Omar Azzi, engineer/technician, two security guards, Jamai Musayab and Obeid Jamai, and a farmer were killed in the bombing. The YJS condemns the targeting of media outlets by the coalition and holds it responsible for this crime,” said YJS.

 

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned the attack and demanded the coalition to stop targeting media outlets.

 

The IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Belanger said in a statement: “The IFJ condemns the targeting of media installations and the Saudi led coalition must investigate this attack and hold those responsible accountable. Failing to do that makes the collation forces and the Western governments that provide them with military support implicit in violations of the international law”.

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