Yemen

Saudi-led coalition to probe Yemen funeral airstrike

The Saudi-led coalition said Thursday it will probe reports of an airstrike targeting a gathering of female mourners near the capital, which killed seven people.

The airstrike hit a house packed with mourners in Arhab, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sanaa, on Wednesday. Fahd Maqhat, head of the nearby Omeria hospital, said six women and one girl were killed, and that another 10 women were wounded.

"There have been ongoing military confrontations for days between the Yemeni armed forces and Houthi militias" outside Sanaa, the coalition said in a statement, referring to the Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital. "We will verify these claims and...

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