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Yemenis Bury Women, Children Martyred In Latest Saudi Massacre

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By Staff, Agencies

Hundreds of mourners took part in the funeral of 17 women and children martyred 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 US and ‘Israeli’ collusion with the Saudi invaders.

Saudi airstrikes leveled five residential houses on Sunday, claiming the lives of 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 martyred or wounded were transported to Sana'a.

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

Relatively, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund [UNICEF] issued a statement denouncing the attack on Wednesday.

The organization also underlined what it described as a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Hajjah province.

“The violence has further deteriorated the health system and sanitation services in the area, increasing the risk of cholera/acute watery diarrhea spreading. Since January, 6,322 suspected cases have already been reported," read the statement.

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