At least 38 Yemeni civilians were killed, including women and children, in airstrikes carried out by fighter jets of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in northern Yemen on Friday, Houthi rebels-run Saba news agency reported.

The news agency reported that 21 people were killed, including women and children, when an airstrike targeted a house where two families lived in the province of Saada, the main stronghold of Houthi rebels in northern Yemen.

In the province of Maareb, four people were killed in bombing raids targeting a popular market in the Houthi controlled city of Sirwah, according to Saba.

At least 13 civilians were also killed and four others were injured in an airstrike targeting a house in the city of Baqem in Saada on Friday afternoon.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition has been carrying out aerial missions against Shiite Houthi rebel positions across Yemen since March.