Damage is seen at a school in Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz [File: Anees Mahyoub/Reuters]

At least nine civilians have been killed in overnight air raids east of Yemen’s third city of Taiz, a medic and rebel forces said on Saturday.

Two children were among the nine killed in the Mawiya district in air raids by a Saudi-led military coalition fighting on the side of the government, a doctor at al-Thawra hospital told AFP news agency.

The doctor, who requested anonymity, said a number of other people were wounded.

The Houthi rebels said the coalition struck a petrol station, according to the rebel-run Saba news agency. 

The city of Taiz is under siege by the Houthi rebels but controlled by pro-government forces, who

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