US airstrike on Yemen killed a number of civilians

U.S.-backed Saudi coalition restarts war in Yemen, killing 18 civilians in air strike

The US military says it believes civilians were among the casualties when US commandos raided an al-Qaeda stronghold in Yemen on Sunday, the BBC wrote.

US Central Command (Centcom) said in a statement that those killed could include children, the BBC added.

It indicated that Yemeni sources had previously said that up to 16 civilians were killed in the operation in Bayda province.

Reports say they included the eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, a militant killed by a US strike in 2011, according to the BBC.

The raid was the first such operation authorised by new US President Donald Trump, explained the BBC.

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