The BBC reports that a coalition airstrike in Sa'dah killed approximately 26 people. The strike targeted a crowded market of civilians, including children.
The BBC reports that a ballistic missile fired from Yemen was intercepted near Riyadh. No casualties were reported.
Middle East Eye reports that ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a government building in Yemen. The attack killed six officers and gunmen have since taken hostages.
The Saudi-led coalition claims its attack that struck a market in Sa'dah, killing 26 people, was justified because it was a known gathering place for Houthi militants.
The BBC reports that a Saudi prince was killed in a helicopter crash near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia.
The United Nations quotes Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, as he called for all parties in the conflict in Yemen to “refrain from directing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure.”
Middle East Eye reports that the Saudi-led coalition will temporarily close all land, air, and sea ports to Yemen in response to a ballistic missile from Yemen that was intercepted near Riyadh. The coalition claims the closure of all ports will help stem the influx of weapons from Iran to Houthi forces. Most experts, however, do not believe that the missiles Houthi-Saleh forces fire into Saudi Arabia are being imported from Iran at all.
Al Jazeera reports that the Saudi-led coalition has launched at least 29 airstrikes on San’a Governorate since Thursday. The strikes are in response to a ballistic missile that was fired from Yemen toward Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
Al Jazeera reports that Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of a potential “act of war,” claiming that Iran was responsible for a recent missile launch that was intercepted near Riyadh.
The Washington Post reports that Yemen’s national airline has canceled all flights after the coalition announced the closure of all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen. The closure threatens to further limit the access and availability of humanitarian aid into the country.