The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Yemen strongly condemned Thursday's airstrike by the Saudi coalition in Yemen's Al-Jawf province, which killed and wounded dozens of civilians, including several children.

Iran PressMiddle East: Martin Griffiths condemned the Saudi coalition airstrike on Yemen's Al-Jawf province and called for an immediate investigation.

Saudi coalition fighter jets bombed the Khabb wa ash Sha'af District area in northern Yemen's Al-Jawf province on Thursday, killing and wounding at least 20 civilians, including several women and children.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

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