JEDDAH: The Arab coalition on Monday accused the Houthi militia of committing a massacre in northern Yemen.
Earlier reports said 13 people were killed in an attack on a market Al-Thabit Al-Shaabi district in Saada province.
Coalition forces were working with tribal leaders in the region to transfer those injured by the Houthi shelling to Jazan in Saudi Arabia, spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
He said the area was targeted because the tribe their supported the Arab coalition, which is fighting alongside forces loyal to the internationally recognized government.
Al-Maliki accused the Houthis of committing atrocities and then blaming coalition forces.
The war in Yemen was triggered when the Houthis seized control of the capital Sanaa in 2014 and forced the government to flee. The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia, intervened in 2015 to help restore the government.