Saudi-led Air Strike Kills 21 People in Yemen

A Yemeni health official says a suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike has killed at least 26 people, including children in the country's north.

Dozens of others were wounded in the airstrike that hit the hotel in al-Layl popular market in Sahar district in south of the province.

Saada is a main stronghold of the Shia Houthi group in Yemen.

As many as 29 civilians have been killed and several others injured as Saudi warplanes dropped bombs on Yemen's extreme northwest.

More than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the war with over 3 million others displaced, according to United Nations agencies.

In the statement released on Wednesday, the movement referred to the role of Saudi petro dollars in the silence of the global community and the UN on the crimes committed by the coalition in Yemen, and said the United Nations and the worldwide community are responsible for the continuation of the massacre of Yemeni people, Al Manar news network reported.

The strike is the latest among a series of airstrikes on the war-torn Arab country since the coalition launched a large-scale air campaign against the rebels in Yemen more than two and a half years ago.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Saudi Arabia and its allies, which receive logistical and intelligence help from the United States, accuse the Houthis of being a proxy of Iran.

According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

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