At least 21 people have been killed, following two airstrikes, by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, in northern Yemen.
At least 21 civilians were killed in two separate airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen on Saturday, residents said on Sunday, as fighting intensified in the country before the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast.
At least 15 civilians were killed when warplanes struck workers drilling for water in the Beit Saadan area of the Arhab district north of Sana’a, and 20 people were wounded, residents in the area, controlled by Iran-allied Houthi forces, said.
They said Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed the site and killed four workers, and then conducted a second bomb run when residents of the village rushed to the scene, killing at least 11 more and wounding 20.
“We heard three explosions, and people rushed out to help the people working on the drills. Then the planes came back and launched five strikes causing this number of dead and wounded,” local resident Saif Saleh told Reuters.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, General Ahmed al-Asseri, said “all operations in the area were targeting Houthi positions and members.”