The families of the Yemeni civilians killed in a recent Saudi-led airstrike have laid their loved ones to rest, vowing to take revenge from Saudi Arabia for waging a war on their country.
On Wednesday, more than 60 civilians were killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a hotel in the Arhab district of the capital of Sana’a.
Local residents buried the bodies of 22 of the victims on Sunday. A large number of people attended the funeral.
“We buried them today. All these people coming here proves how angry the Yemeni people are at this crime committed against them,” said Abdullah al-Mosheki, a relative of one of the victims.
“Two of my sons were martyred in the Arhab massacre by the Saudi aggression, they were civilians though and they used to work in agriculture,” said another individual, Ahmad al-Jehizei.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war on Yemen in March 2015. The war has claimed the lives of more than 12,000 Yemeni civilians.
Thousands of Yemeni people took to the streets of Sana’a on Thursday to condemn the airstrike in Arhab.
Two days after the attack in Arhab, Saudi-led coalition conducted another air raid in Sana’a, killing 14 civilians.