On April 22, warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition struck a wedding ceremony in the village of al-Raqha of the Bani Qa’is district, which is located in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah, according the Yemeni TV channel al-Masirah. The media outlet said that more than 40 civilians had been killed and dozens other had been injured in the coalition airstrike.
Al-Masirah reported that the ambulances had not been able to enter the attack site immediately because the Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes had been flying over the site for hours.
The Saudi-led coalition killed more than 20 civilians after targeting their truck in the southwestern province of Taiz on April 20. On the same day, 5 other civilians were reportedly killed in another airstrike, which targeted a civilian area in the northern Saada province.
The Saudi-led coalition has not commented yet on any of these incidents. Moreover, the UN Security Council has not taken any steps to investigate or condemn these attacks so far.
According to local observers, more similar attacks could take place in the upcoming days, as the Saudi-led coalition appears to willing to intensify its operations in Yemen at any given cost. Some pro-Houthi activists say that, the Saudi military just punishes the Yemeni civilians for the own inability to achieve a victory in this war.