Yemeni Historic City Destroyed by Saudi Airstrike, 5 Civilians Killed, 10 Injured

Mon Feb 15, 2016 14:23:52

Continuous Saudi air strike in historic city of Kewkaban turns the tourist spot to rubbles.

Last Saudi airstrikes in the historic city of Kawkaban (Kewkaban) was in early Sunday. The airstrikes left five dead and 10 injured, including one woman.

Kawkaban lies 50 kilometres north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa and is characterized by architecturally distinctive mud brick buildings.

Residents of the historic city were seen pushing their belongings in carts, walking and driving cars as they left the city to escape other possible airstrikes.

Kawkaban is a town in the northern-western part of Yemen, containing a fortified citadel about 2800 m above sea level. The city is built upon a precipitous hilltop, walled from the north and fortified naturally from the other directions.

It was a capital of Bani Sharaf Al-Deen in the 9th century AH (15th century CE). It was also home to a Jewish community, until its demise in the mid-20th century.


Kawkaban before Saudi airstrikes






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