Airstrike kills seven at Yemeni wedding, including bride

Published June 14th, 2015 - 09:34 GMT

A Saudi airstrike targeting a wedding party in Yemen has killed at least seven people, including the bride, in the country’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Saudi fighter jets bombarded the location of the marriage ceremony in the area of Jabel al-Haram in the district of Razeh in Sa’ada, al-Masirah TV reported.

Elsewhere in the province, eight people were killed in Saudi airstrikes on residential areas in the small town of Dammaj. All of the victims were women and children.

Saudi warplanes also pounded the areas of Beit Naem and al-Garzeh in the district of Hamdan in the province of Sana’a, killing at least two children and injuring six other people.

Saudi fighter jets also targeted the residential area of al-Miad in Sana’a several times. At least 69 people were reportedly killed and injured in the attacks.

The Yemeni Health Ministry announced earlier that Saudi Arabia has been using banned weapons during the military campaign against Yemen, which started on March 26.

In response to the deadly air raids, the Yemeni army, backed by popular committees, targeted the Saudi army bases along the border with Yemen, destroying the military vehicles positioned there.

Meanwhile, al-Masirah television reported that Yemeni forces managed to cleanse al-Hazm, the capital of the northern province of al-Jawf, of al-Qaeda militants.

According to the report, the Yemeni army and popular committee forces have regained control of all military bases and governmental offices in al-Hazm.

The UN says at least 2,300 people have been killed and 7,330 injured due to the conflict in Yemen since March 19.

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