Yemen officials: 131 dead after airstrikes on wedding party

September 29, 2015 2:03 PM

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Yemen officials: 131 dead after airstrikes on wedding party

SANAA, Yemen -- The death toll from Saudi-led airstrikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's central Taiz province has risen to 131, making it the deadliest single incident since the start of the country's civil war, medical officials said Tuesday.

The U.N. says at least 2,355 civilians have been killed in fighting since March, when the coalition began launching airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units, who control the capital and are at war with the internationally recognized government as well as southern separatists, lo...

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