Air strike on Yemeni market leaves 25 dead
SANA’A: A total of 25 people were killed when a Saudi-led coalition warplane struck a popular market in Yemen’s northern province of Saada, Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported yesterday.
The agency quoted an official as saying the air strike happened on Saturday night and targeted al-Mashnak popular market at the centre of Shada district in Saada.
He said the victims were customers and owners of shops, and that several others had been critically injured.
Saada is the main stronghold of the Shia Houthi movement, and is where the group’s leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi is based.
Since March 2015, the coalition has been fighting the dominant Houthi rebels, who have seized control of most of northern Yemen.