At least nine civilians have been killed in overnight air raids east of Yemen’s third city of Taiz, a medic and rebel forces said on Saturday.
Two children were among the nine killed in the Mawiya district in air raids by a Saudi-led military coalition fighting on the side of the government, a doctor at al-Thawra hospital told AFP news agency.
The doctor, who requested anonymity, said a number of other people were wounded.
The Houthi rebels said the coalition struck a petrol station, according to the rebel-run Saba news agency.
Funerals in Sanaa
In the capital Sanaa, funerals were held for six people, including four siblings, who werekilledlast week in a coalition air attack.
Two Russian health workers were injured in the same attack.
Family, friends and neighbours carried the coffins into the mosque to perform the last Islamic prayers.
“My four siblings were killed,” said Osamah al-Surmi.”My sister Siham, my brothers Abdulrahman, Khaled and Wasim. My father and I are the only survivors. We’re here to bury them. Our home is destroyed.”
Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have been killed.