People inspect the scene of Thursday's air strike in Saada province, Yemen August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Naif Rahma
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An Arab coalition said Friday it would investigate an airstrike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, as the U.N. Security Council called for an independent probe.The strike by the Western-backed alliance of Arab countries outraged human rights groups and was strongly condemned by U.N. officials. The U.N. Security Council Friday called for a "credible and transparent" investigation after receiving a closed-door briefing on the strike by a senior U.N. official.The Arab coalition carried out new airstrikes, killing a girl and injuring several other people whose home was targeted in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa, the Houthis' Al-Masirah TV said.TV cited the Houthi Health Minister Taha Mutawakil as saying the estimated number of casualties stood at 51 killed including 40 children, and at least 79 people wounded, including 56 children.
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