Yemeni rebels: Government warplanes kill civilians
Yemen's Shiite rebels fighting in a restive northern province claim government warplanes bombed a town in the area, killing over two dozen civilians.world Updated: Oct 30, 2009 17:05 IST
Yemen's Shiite rebels fighting in a restive northern province claim government warplanes bombed a town in the area, killing over two dozen civilians.
Friday's rebel statement says air strikes hit the town of Razeh in the Saada province, where the government is embroiled in a five-year rebellion with Shiite rebels.
Eyewitnesses said that targets bombed early Thursday included a group of women collecting firewood. They declined to give their names, fearing government retribution.
Government officials declined to comment on the strikes. The reports could not be independently verified. Saada, a remote mountain area along the border with Saudi Arabia, has been mostly inaccessible since fighting intensified in August, displacing tens of thousands and cutting off aid.