The house of Al Suba’yan family is located in the village of Khashaa in Wadi Abaida of Marib governorate. It was attacked brutally by a terrorist group affiliated with Islah party. One of the daughters said, with tears flowing in her eyes, “We thought that coalition warplanes were bombing our house, but it turned out to be terrorist groups affiliated with Islah party. They reported that they heard my brother listening to the Zamil (folklore chant) of Issa Al-Laith and that my father is watching Al-Masirah TV channel. Some say that we love Al-Houthi. How brutal they are! Should an entire family be wiped out for such a baseless reason?!” “We love our country and we hope that the war will end soon and peace will prevail,” the girl added.
The sounds of shells broke into all the rooms. The father, his brothers, his children, his brother’s children, and his grandmother were crammed into the house. After a few hours, the grandmother insisted to take a closer look, and she saw enormous ruin and massive destruction everywhere around. Her son called her with a loud voice that would shake the place, “Come back Mom! Just take care of the women.” He could not complete his word until the grandmother’s chest was shattered with a flaming shell. Her son had only to wrap the rest of the guts and body parts of his mother into the towel. The shelling continued, while the women were crying and the children were screaming. The Sheikh rushed to them to find that they were hit by the shell fragments. One of them was injured in her leg, another in her hand, while the third was shot in her stomach. He tied their wounds with their headscarves, and returned to see his sons and brothers. Unfortunately, the Sheikh found one of his brothers struggling with death due to a wound in the stomach. It was only moments until he died. After that, the terrorist group approached them and stormed the house. They pulled the male members, including Sheikh Mohsen Saleh Suba’yan, his brother, his children, and his nephews, and crammed them into the opposite corner. Then they sprayed them with a barrage of bullets, in front of children and women, and shed blood until it covered the walls of the room.
Only three girls could survive the massacre, wrestling with the severe pains of what has happened.