An airstrike by Saudi-led coalition warplanes killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday, residents said. In another air raid on the capital Sanaa, residents said four civilians were killed when a bomb hit their house near a military base in the south of the city.
The attacks were the latest in an air campaign launched in March by an alliance consisting mainly of Gulf Arab states in support of the exiled government in its fight against Houthi forces allied with Iran.
“The process of recovering the bodies is finished now. The corpses of 36 workers, many of them burnt or in pieces, were pulled out after an airstrike hit the plant this morning,” resident Issa Ahmed told Reuters by phone from the site in Hajjah.
A Saudi Arabian military representative did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment on the reported attacks.