Houthi rebels say Saudi-led coalition killed 30 people in intense bombing in Al Jawf province where they shot down tornado fighter jet of Saudi air force. Coalition, however, says its jet crashed, without giving more details.
A Yemeni health official says that along with the 51 killed, as many as 56 were wounded in Thursday's attacks.
Other Yemeni officials and the rebels' health ministry, however, have said that a Saudi-led coalition airstrike was behind Monday's attack in Saada province, a stronghold of the Iran-aligned Houthis.
The Yemeni rebels' had targeted a Patriot air defence system in the airport of the Saudi city of Najran near the Yemeni border on May 23, Al Masirah TV reported.
The UN Security Council will meet on Thursday for urgent talks following the launch of an offensive on the port city, which is a lifeline for humanitarian aid to millions who are on the brink of famine.
Saudi Arabia's missile interceptions came hours after Saudi air defences shot down two unmanned Yemeni drones in southern Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-led coalition closed access to Yemeni ports on November 6, saying this was needed to stop arms reaching the Houthis.
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