The Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki, issued the following statement:
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen condemns the heinous crime committed by the terrorist Houthi militia through targeting innocent civilians in Al Thabit market. We are providing humanitarian assistance to the injured in the Kingdom.
The Iran-backed Houthis conducted an attack on a civilian marketplace yesterday morning. They continue to show a pattern of disregard for international law and human rights.
In an attempt to hide their crime, the Houthis have blamed the coalition, replicating the same tactic used in the 2018 hospital attack. The coalition takes every precaution to mitigate civilian casualties in accordance with international law. Their accusations against the coalition are entirely false, and the coalition is doing everything it can to aid the injured and support the local government throughout this crisis.
The Coalition stands with the legitimate government in Yemen in condemning these types of attacks and will continue to support their efforts to fight extremism within their borders.