Bride, women and children killed in Saudi-led airstrikes at Yemen wedding

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Air Strikes on Civilians in Yemen

A man is seen at the site of an airstrike that destroyed the community college in Saada, Yemen on April 12. One widely shared video showed a young boy clinging to the shirt of his dead father, crying, "No, no, no".

Reuters reports that 20 people attending the celebration in a village in the northwest of the country were killed and at least 30 were seriously injured.

Hospital chief Mohammed al-Sawmali says the groom and 45 wounded guests were brought to the local al-Jomhouri Hospital.

This is far from the first time this has happened, and unless the Saudi-led war on Yemen is ended it won't be the last.

The Houthis' al-Masirah TV said they had targeted a port belonging to the Saudi state oil giant.

Yemen's Defense Ministry has vowed a "crushing response" to the assassination of a senior official from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, saying Saudi Arabia and the U.S. will regret their "criminal adventurism" in the impoverished state. Guterres called for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation into such attacks and urged the rival parties in Yemen to comply with global humanitarian law to protect civilians.

One of these airstrikes hit a wedding party in Hajjah, north-western Yemen, late Sunday. He calls for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation. The coalition was at war. Errant strikes have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.

The Saudi-led coalition blames the Houthis, saying they are using civilians as human shields and hiding among the civilian population.

The spokesman also lashed out at some Western countries for their "irresponsible" supply of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi forces said they intercepted a rebel ballistic missile targeting its southern border city of Najran on Sunday, which set a farm ablaze, after another aimed at Jizan was shot down on Friday.

Saudi Arabia and its mostly Gulf Arab allies accuse the Houthis of being proxies of their arch-rival Iran - charges the group and Tehran deny.



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