Yemeni wedding targeted by Saudi jets in Hajjah province

Yemeni wedding targeted by Saudi jets in Hajjah province

Weeks after President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince for his country's use of USA military power, the US -backed coalition bombed a wedding party in Yemen, killing at least 20 civilians including the bride.

Most of the dead were women and children who were gathering in a tent set up for the wedding party in Hajjah's Bani Qays district on Sunday, a medical official said.

Qassemi further called on the United Nations and the countries that can play a role in the resolution of Yemeni crisis to increase their efforts to immediately stop the attacks and to take measures to protect civilians, especially women and children.

The Houthis say their missile attacks on the kingdom are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Western-backed coalition.

The Saudi-led coalition is yet to comment on the reports.

The spokesperson of the Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen against Houthis, Col.

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The Houthis, Shiite rebels allied with Iran, control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa.

"Attacks on residential areas and civilian targets and blocking the Yemeni people's access to worldwide relief agencies and institutions are violations of humanitarian principles and rules".

Yemen's Houthi rebels state their behaving head of condition was murdered in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been accused of multiple war crimes by rights groups since entering the war in Yemen in 2015.

On October 7, 2015, another air raid killed 43 people at a wedding in Sanaban village in the Dhammar governorate in Yemen.

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