Saudi-led Air Strike Kills 21 People in Yemen

Nov 03, 2017, 00:16

An airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led coalition on a hotel in Yemen's northern Saadah province has killed 21 people.

The attack, which struck the Sahar district of the vast territory that borders Saudi Arabia, demolished the budget hotel and reduced market stalls outside to a heap of twisted sheet metal. Saada province is the main stronghold of Houthi rebels and it lies on the border with Saudi Arabia.

In a statement published on the Saudi state-owned news agency SPA, Houthi militias were confirmed to be behind planting thousands of mines inside Yemen and on the Saudi border.

As many as 29 civilians have been killed and several others injured as Saudi warplanes dropped bombs on Yemen's extreme northwest.

The coalition, which has faced repeated global criticism over civilian casualties, said it was investigating the reports without claiming responsibility for the attack in Saada governorate.

The Houthi group denies those charges and says it is launching a patriotic resistance against outside aggressors in thrall to the West.

More than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the war with over 3 million others displaced, according to United Nations agencies.

Tehran on Monday rejected as "ridiculous and baseless" accusations by Saudi Arabia that Iran is supporting Houthis and blocking peace efforts in Yemen.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to support President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi's government after Houthi rebels forced him into exile.

In October, the United Nations blacklisted the coalition for killing civilians and children.

According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

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