Sanaa, Aug 30 (IANS) Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 17 Houthi rebels and 19 civilians in multiple airstrikes in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah on Sunday, media reported.
“A total of 17 new recruited young rebels training in Abs military camp at Abs district in Hajjah were killed and other dozens were severely injured,” an official there told Xinhua by phone.
“The next-door bottling plant, which is frequented by the rebels, was also hit by the fighter jets, killing at least 19 workers and wounding several others,” the official added.
Witnesses and residents confirmed both incidents. They said both air attacks were part of at least 15 airstrikes on several Shiite rebel positions in the area since early Sunday morning.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition has been air striking on a daily basis the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi group across the country since March 26, when President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled to the Saudi capital Riyadh to take refuge.