SANAA — Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels have killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, in a district outside the capital, Sanaa.
They say the Saturday raid hit a popular market area in the Nihm district, killing at least 22 civilians and leaving burned bodies strewn over the area. The officials, who are neutral in a conflict that has split the armed forces, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief reporters.
The strike comes a day after aid and rights groups urged Western countries to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, which is striking the Iran-backed rebels to support forces loyal to the internationally recognised government.
The UN says the fighting in Yemen has killed more than 6,000 people since March 2015.
@JamilaHanan And that is 'life' in Yemen. A life UK government, and people who vote for them in 'life' here, believe to be acceptable 🙁
— bee ham (@BeeHambone) February 27, 2016
— Jamila Hanan (@JamilaHanan) February 27, 2016