Yemen: Hundreds of mourners attend in women, children funeral

Hundreds of mourners have taken part in the funeral of 17 women and children killed in a Saudi airstrike in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah earlier this week.

Mourners carried wooden coffins, painted green, to the city’s Grand Mosque for prayers in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a on Thursday.

Participants chanted slogans denouncing “the Saudi aggression” and the United States and Israel collusion with the Saudi invaders.

Saudi airstrikes leveled five residential houses on Sunday, killing 10 women, 12 children and wounding another 30 people, nearly half of which were under 18.

Local sources claim 11 victims of the attack were from the same family.

Saudi warplanes also targeted ambulances, preventing rescue teams from accessing the area.

Many of those killed or wounded were transported to Sana’a.

On Wednesday, a mass women’s rally also took place in the capital denouncing the Saudi attack.

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