Saudi-led warplanes committed a new massacre in Yemen on Monday as it hit a market in the province of Lahj.
More than 40 people were martyred and much more were injured in the airstrike in the Fayyoush district of Lahj province.
The Associated Press reported that the death toll was at least 45, with more than 50 wounded, noting that the raid took place while civilians were trading in the market.
“I came right after the explosion and saw dozens of dead strewn about and a sea of blood, while the wounded were being evacuated to nearby hospitals,” resident Abu-Ali al-Azibi told the AP. “[There was] blood from people mixed with that of the sheep and other livestock at the market.”
Overnight on Sunday, Saudi-led military planes destroyed the main headquarters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party in Sanaa, a senior party official and residents said.
Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
On Wednesday, the United Nations declared Yemen a level three emergency, the highest on its scale.