An air strike killed 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Yemen Monday, humanitarian workers said, in an attack which apparently targeted nearby Houthi fighters who are battling President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Yemen’s state news agency Saba, which is under control of Iranian-backed Houthis, said the camp at Haradh was hit by Saudi planes. It said the dead included women and children. A Saudi military spokesman said the kingdom was seeking clarification of the incident.
Saudi Arabia, supported by regional Sunni Muslim allies, launched an air campaign to support Hadi after he withdrew last month from the capital to Aden. He left Yemen on Thursday to attend an Arab summit and has not returned.