Yemen: Saudi coalition air raids kill 20 at wedding in Hajjah

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At least 20 people were killed after an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, health officials said, as harrowing images of the bombing emerged on social media.

The number of victims of the crime by the US-Saudi aggression on wedding ceremony in Bani Qais district of northern Hajjah increased to 33 martyrs and 55 wounded, including women and children.

A local official told AFP that at least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 36 others wounded in the attack.

"We take this report very seriously and it will be fully investigated as all reports of this nature are", a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia and the USA have so far managed to escape official blame for Yemen's humanitarian crisis by setting up a panel to investigate strikes that have killed civilians, which largely cleared the coalition of responsibility.

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The Saudi-led coalition was waging a war on Yemen's Shiite rebels referred to as Houthis, who control much of their north, to reestablish the globally accepted government to energy.

Saudi coalition air raids have repeatedly struck civilian targets while trying to target Houthi forces during the three-year war.

The Houthis rebels allied with Iran, get a grip on much of Yemen, Sanaa, for example, capital.

On October 7, 2015, another air raid killed 43 people at a wedding in Sanaban village in the Dhammar governorate in Yemen.

Yemen's conflict has sparked what the United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis.