Yemen wedding party bombed by Saudi coalition, killing at least 20

Yemen wedding party bombed by Saudi coalition, killing at least 20

According to Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Sunday, dozens of people were killed in the airstrikes which took place in the country's Hajjah province.

Huthi rebels who control most of northern Yemen blamed the Sunday attack on a Saudi-led Arab coalition that backs the country's government.

The massacre at a wedding in Houthi-controlled Hajjah province took place just weeks after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) visited the us, posing for photos with wealthy business leaders and meeting with Trump at the White House.

More news: Record Store Day at Brixton's Pure Vinyl

A local official told AFP that at least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 36 others wounded in the attack.

It said an unspecified number of children and women were among those killed, in addition to at least 30 children wounded.

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

More news: Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28

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.

On September 28, 2015, a coalition air strike killed 131 attending a wedding in the Red Sea village of al-Wahjiah, near the ancient port of al-Mokha.

The coalition intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 against Houthi rebels who overthrew the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

More news: DNC sues Russians, Trump, Wikileaks over 2016 Presidential loss

Earlier this month, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres dubbed Yemen's war the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people - three quarters of the population - in desperate need of aid and protection.

Related Articles

  • Jordan condemns Kabul terrorist attack

    Jordan condemns Kabul terrorist attack

    According to the BBC , this is the fourth attack on a voting center since registration began at the beginning of the month. However, Doha based Al-Jazeera TV network has confirmed the death of 63 people and wounding of hundreds others.

    Jurgen Klopp outlines Mo Salah's Liverpool FC targets for 2017-18 season

    The Baggies have scored in each of their last seven home league games, their longest run since a run of eight in January 2016. Salah has enjoyed an immensely impressive campaign at Anfield, registering 40 goals in all competitions to date .
    Kourtney Kardashian celebrates her 39th birthday in LA with friends and family

    Kourtney Kardashian celebrates her 39th birthday in LA with friends and family

    It was previously revealed that Khloe's mother Kris is keeping her "spirits high" following the reports about Tristan's actions. But TMZ reports Kim is wasting no time and will be launching a lingerie and shapewear line soon because... mogul life is real.
  • BBNaija victor : Miracle's name did the magic, says Musician

    BBNaija victor : Miracle's name did the magic, says Musician

    On Sunday, April 22, 2018 , Miracle was announced as the victor of the third season of the Big Brother Naija reality show. Miracle was a force to be reckoned with when it came to the games and competitions in the Big Brother Naija house.
    Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    Melania Trump was reportedly " blindsided " by the reports of the payment and kept out of the public eye for several days. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has offered to return the $130,000 so she can "set the record straight".
    Prince Charles picked to lead Commonwealth after queen

    Prince Charles picked to lead Commonwealth after queen

    The Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Retreat to discuss matters relating to the theme, "Towards a Common future". And other world leaders, like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also gave their seal of approval.
  • Guardiola not ready yet to commit to Man City extension

    Guardiola not ready yet to commit to Man City extension

    What do we have to change. "In the end what we have done is to be better than 19 teams". I think all of them, from Bournemouth down, can still be relegated as it stands.
    Pompeo faces uncertain vote in Senate for State Dept

    Pompeo faces uncertain vote in Senate for State Dept

    All eyes had been on a handful of moderate Democrats who Republicans are trying to win over, including Manchin, Donnelly, and Sen. Seven Democrats remained publicly uncommitted, including other Red State Democrats up for reelection this year such as Sens.
    Spreading E.coli outbreak prompts USA  lettuce warning

    Spreading E.coli outbreak prompts USA lettuce warning

    The CDC has advised consumers to avoid romaine lettuce altogether unless they are able to confirm that it was grown elsewhere. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.
  • Hannity Defends $90 Million in HUD-Backed Real Estate

    Hannity Defends $90 Million in HUD-Backed Real Estate

    Numerous properties were bought at discounts in 2013 after foreclosures, and others were bought with funding help from the U.S. Many were in low-income neighborhoods, which Hannity's companies purchased out of foreclosure.
    German legislators to grill Facebook manager on data privacy

    German legislators to grill Facebook manager on data privacy

    Facebook had struck a deal with the FTC in 2011 after an investigation into the social media company's privacy practices. The audit was completed on February 11, 2017, based on the Facebook Privacy Program under the Management's Assertion.
    Messina will handle coaching duties for Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors

    Messina will handle coaching duties for Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors

    Spurs assistant Ettore Messina took over in Game 3 and will serve as head coach Sunday. "He will be re-evaluated in one week". For most of the 2017-18 season, San Antonio had to play without Kawhi Leonard due to a right quadriceps injury.