17 Killed or Injured as Saudis Break Truce

Slain included woman, 10-month-old infant

Locals in northern Yemen are reeling after a weekend Saudi attack in the Saada Province. At least 17 people were reported either killed or wounded in the raid on the city of Manbe.

The details are still emerging, and it appears most of the casualties were injuries. The two confirmed killed so far were a woman and a 10-month-old infant.

The attack took place Sunday, and Yemeni media reported that Saudi border guards carried out the shootings. Saudi Arabia has yet to offer details on what happened.

That’s not unusual for the Saudis, who are not fond of sharing information unless they can spin it to blame the Houthis for something. This incident, by contrast, seems to be getting the Saudis blamed for violating a truce.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.