Five Family Members Killed in Air Strikes Launched by Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

Two children from the same family are still missing, with searches for them going on under the rubble, the Houthi owned Al-Masirah TV reports

Shiite Houthi tribesmen hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, September 21, 2019.
Hani Mohammed / AP

Yemen's Houthi movement said early on Monday that five civilians from one family were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Omran province in Yemen, according to the Houthi owned Al-Masirah TV.

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said the Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on a mosque that the family went to when the strikes began. Two children from the same family are missing, with searches for them going on under the rubble of the targeted mosque, the TV report said.

There was no immediate confirmation from Saudi Arabia.

On Friday, a Houthi official said the movement would stop aiming missile and drone attacks at Saudi Arabia if the coalition targeting Yemen does the same, nearly a week after the Houthis claimed a strike on Saudi oil facilities.

The Houthis have insisted they are responsible for a devastating September 14 assault on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities that initially halved the kingdom's production, but the United States and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran.

Tehran, which support the Houthis, has denied any involvement in the attacks.