Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accused the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes on Saturday that killed 30 people including civilians from the most recent flare-up of a last-minute war.
The health ministry at Houthi-controlled Al-Jawf state said children and women were among those murdered, Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV reported.
Nevertheless, the Saudi-led coalition’s spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said just a Tornado jet had crashed Al-Jawf, Saudi state news agency (SPA) reported Saturday. Maliki afterwards stated that rescue operations were launched and the chance of”damages” has already been reported, without providing additional information.
The Saudi-led Sunni Muslim coalition intervened in Yemen at March 2015 following the Houthis ousted the globally recognized authorities from electricity from the capital Sanaa in 2014.
The battle is widely regarded as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and its own regional foe Shi’ite Muslim Iran.There was no independent confirmation of the air strikes or Tornado downing.