Sanban village in Dhamar Governorate was celebrating a joyful wedding party. It was a wedding of three young men to three young girls who were all at their green age, dreaming and longing to celebrate this happy moment. However, the Saudi-led Coalition warplanes chose but to have a different course by turning this joyful occasion into a great tragedy and disaster. The warplanes bombed the house where the wedding was organized, in which there were fifty guests from the families of the brides and bridegrooms. Most of the victims were women and children; even the parents of the grooms were killed in this bombing.
The bridegroom, Ayman Al-Sanabani, a survivor of the attack, recounts the tragic moments before the bombardment of their house and points out “I happily took my bride to our bedroom on the first floor of the house, while my brothers and their brides were on the second floor. The house was crowded with women related to our family and the families of the three brides. My bedroom was also cramped with women, including the bride’s father, her sisters, and cousins, who were about to leave the room in a few minutes. Being overjoyed, I left the room and went out to the house yard to call a friend to tell him how marriage is very sweet and enjoyable bless in lifetime.
Suddenly, I was pushed upwards into the air, and I saw our house splattering with its stones flying in the air. Then, I lost consciousness completely, and could wake up only a day later. I was told that all those people who were in the house were killed including dozens of women and children.
The warplanes bombed our house. Here in this destroyed room sat my wife who was killed before I could know her. My Father, Mother, all my brothers and many of my relatives were also killed there.
“I am still shocked till today and shall remain traumatized until the last day of my life.”