Saudi Coalition Attacks Yemen Youth Soccer Game; Civilians Killed

Saudi Arabia’s state media reported “precise airstrikes against legitimate military targets” in Yemen today. This included an attack on a youth soccer field in al-Hodeidah, while a game was going on.

Details are still emerging as to the aftermath, though there were reportedly a number of casualties, including deaths. Photos showed several children among the casualties.

Despite the Saudis’ constant talk of legitimate military targets, and Hodeidah being militarized, this was just a soccer game with no official dimension at all, and there is no sign anyone was there except for a number of civilians.