YEMEN HOUTHIS SAY MISSILE FIRED AT SAUDI AIRPORT AS RETALIATION

SANAA, Yemen, Yemen's Houthi forces said, they fired a long-range ballistic missile, at the airport of Abha, of the Saudi province of Asir on Wednesday night.

Houthis said, the "missile attack came as a retaliatory attack, to revenge the Saudi air strike on a funeral house, north of the capital, Sanaa, few hours ago."

On Wednesday afternoon, the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 11 women, in an air strike on a funeral house, in the north of Sanaa, a medic and security official said.

"Eleven women were killed and about ten others, also women, were critically wounded, when the air strike hit a funeral in Shira area, in Arhab district," the medic said.

Security official said, the air strike took place at 4.00 p.m. local time (GMT 1300), when women began arriving at the house, where the funeral was held, about 30 km north of Sanaa.

Residents were shocked at the air attack. The targeted funeral house was completely destroyed and scores of adjacent homes were also damaged.

This is the latest in a series of air strikes hitting Yemeni civilians, since the civil war began in 2015.

Since Mar, 2015, the coalition has been fighting the dominant Houthi rebels, who seized most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, to restore power to the expelled but internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, and displaced over two million others, according to humanitarian agencies.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK