Saudi Arabia has conducted airstrikes against a bustling marketplace in Yemen’s northwest, killing at least 24 people and injuring many more.
According to al-Masirah television, Saudi warplanes hit the al-Moshnaq market in Sa’ada Province’s Shada’a District on Saturday night. The casualty figure could rise as Riyadh kept bombing the area even after relief teams arrived at the scene.
The network added that some of the casualties have already been identified.
The attack came as Yemeni people had gathered to buy staples for Eid al-Fitr, an occasion celebrated by Muslims across the world as the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
This is not the first time Saudi warplanes target civilians in Yemen.
The monarchy’s continuous military campaign against Yemen was launched in 2015 to restore former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to power.
More than 12,000 civilians have been killed since the beginning of the conflict.
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, during this time, has been running state affairs and defending the nation against Riyadh’s ongoing attacks.
Meanwhile, the U.S. – since Donald Trump became president – has boosted its support for Saudi Arabia in the war. From March 1 to March 8, the US conducted 45 airstrikes against Yemen.