On November 1, Saudi warplanes bombed the Alaf market in Sahar district of Sa’dah governorate in northwestern Yemen, according to local sources.
Reports say that 29 civilians were killed and 28 others were injured in the airstrike. Women and children were among the victims.
The Houthis, and their ally, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, condemned the massacre. The two parties also accused the Saudi-led coalition of committing war crimes in Yemen.
From its side, Saudi Army Colonel Turki al-Maliki spokesperson of the Saudi-led coalition announced that the collation is closely following the reports about the Alaf massacre. Colonel Turki added that the coalition is reviewing all the data and procedures that’s linked to the accident area.
Back on August 23, 46 civilians including women and children were killed in a Saudi airstrike on a hotel in Bit al-Izri village north of the Arhab area in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.
The Yemeni al-Masirah news TV channel clamied that over 35,000 Yemeni civilians including women and children have been killed or injured in Saudi airstrikes since 26 march 2015.