11 Women Killed In Saudi Airstike On Yemeni Funeral Home

SANAA (REPORT) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni dominant Houthi rebels killed at least 11 women in an airstrike on a funeral house north of the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic and security official said.

Ten others, also women, were critically wounded “when the airstrike hit the funeral in Shira area in Arhab district,” the medic added, saying that the death toll is likely to increase.

The targeted funeral house was completely destroyed and scores of adjacent homes were damaged.

This is the latest in a series of airstrikes hitting Yemeni civilians since the war began in 2015.

Three days ago, the Saudi-led airstrikes killed a family of six in the Red Sea coast city of Mokha, according to medics and officials.

Last year, coalition airstrikes hit a funeral hall in the capital Sanaa, killing 140 mourners, including children, and wounded over 600 others.

Since March 2015, the coalition has been fighting the dominant Houthi rebels, who have seized control of most of northern Yemen, including Sanaa, to restore power to the expelled, internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, and displaced over two millions, according to humanitarian agencies.

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