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Airstrike Kills Seven At Yemeni Wedding, Including Bride

National Yemen

A Saudi Airstrike shelled a wedding party in Yemen has killed at least seven people, including the bride, in the country’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Saudi fighter jets bombarded the location of the marriage ceremony in the area of Jabel al-Haram in the district of Razeh in Sa’ada, al-Masirah TV reported.

Elsewhere in the province, eight people were killed by another airstrike on residential areas in the small town of Dammaj. All of the victims were women and children.

Saudi warplanes also pounded the areas of Beit Naem and al-Garzeh in the district of Hamdan in the province of Sana’a, killing at least two children and injuring six other people.

Meanwhile, al-Masirah television reported that Yemeni forces managed to cleanse al-Hazm, the capital of the northern province of al-Jawf, of al-Qaeda militants.

According to the report, the Yemeni army and popular committee forces have regained control of all military bases and governmental offices in al-Hazm.

The Houthis, the dominant faction in Yemen’s civil war, took control of al-Hazm, capital of the province of al-Jawf, amid heavy fighting with tribesmen supporting exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.