Saudi airstrikes hit Yemen wedding party, killing at least 131

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SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni medical officials say the death toll from airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a wedding party in Taiz province has risen to 131.

The officials say there are at least 80 women among the dead. The officials, who work in the province and have been neutral in the conflict that has torn Yemen apart, spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to reporters.

The Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels on Monday apparently struck the wedding party by mistake in al-Wahga, a village near the strategic Strait of Bab al-Mandab.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned the airstrikes and called on all parties involved in the conflict, “from inside and outside the country, to immediately cease all military activities.”

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