IslamNews – Yemen’s rebel Houthi forces fired a missile on Sunday at a school where pro-government forces were stationed in the Taiz region, killing 15 soldiers as well as three children who were nearby, two residents and military sources told Reuters.
The residents said the children – two brothers and their relative – were in the area when the missile struck the school in the Kadha district of Taiz governorate.
Two military sources said 15 soldiers were killed. They added that the school had previously been used by Houthi forces and was taken over after pro-government fighters seized Kadha last week.
A Houthi official did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Fighting has recently escalated in the disputed Taiz in southwestern Yemen between fighters loyal to the internationally recognised government and the Houthi movement, which forced it from power in the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.