At least 24 civilians have been killed after a Saudi-led air coalition bombed a market in Yemen, the country’s rebel-held news agency Saba reports.
The location was close to the frontline and rescue workers could not reach the area immediately due to fears of a follow-up artillery strike, according to the official.
Most of the casualties worked in the Mashnaq market in the rebel-controlled Saada province on the Saudi border, an official at a nearby hospital said.
The Huthis have also accused the Saudi-led coalition of a raid last month that killed 23 civilians, including women and children, in the southwestern city of Taez.
The Saudi-led, USA -backed coalition opposes them, but the Iran-backed rebels still control the capital and much of the north. Peace efforts have repeatedly failed.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
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More than 8,000 people have been killed in the past two years and tens of thousands wounded in the war in Yemen, according to the World Health Organization.
At the time, the Saudi-led coalition blamed that bombing on “wrong information” from its Yemeni allies.
Saudi Arabia invaded Yemen in 2015 to restore former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to power.
Almost half of Yemen’s 22 provinces are on the verge of starvation, according to the U.N. World Food Programme.