4 Yemenis Killed in Saudi Airstrikes after UN Truce

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least four people were killed and four others injured in fresh Saudi airstrikes against Yemen, shortly after a so-called UN-sponsored ceasefire came into effect in the impoverished country.

Saudi fighter jets pounded a police station in Al-Radhma district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ibb after the truce came into force early Saturday, Yemen's Saba Net news agency reported.

Saudi fighter jets also continued pounding areas across Yemen on Friday as reports showed that eight people were killed during an attack on a school in al-Hamra district in the northern province of Lahij.

Scores of people were also injured in the strike on a school, which hosted families of refugees and those who have lost their homes in the Saudi attacks over the past weeks.

According to reports, the school's building was completely destroyed and the nearby buildings were also damaged.

Meanwhile, at least seven civilians were killed and 10 others, all women and children, were wounded in a Saudi air raid on Sanhan district in the province of Sana'a on Friday.

A truck driver was also killed after Saudi jets targeted it in Yemen's volatile southern province of Shabwa. A passing car was destroyed in the attack as well, killing three civilians.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and 27 others injured after Saudi jets dropped bombs on an educational complex in Al Manar district in Dhamar Province.

Furthermore, at least two people were reportedly killed after Saudi fighter jets attacked a German aid convoy in Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada.

Saudi Arabia's relentless aerial campaign against the impoverished Arab country continued into the early hours of Saturday morning, with Saudi warplanes hitting areas across the Yemeni provinces of Ta'izz, Aden, Hajjah and Lahij.

Saudi warplanes have been pounding Yemen since March 26 without authorization from the UN and heedless of international calls for a halt to the onslaught.

Over 3,000 people, including 1,500 civilians, have been killed since the conflict started in Yemen in March 19, according to the UN.

Reports say over 21.1 million people in Yemen -- more than 80 percent of the population -- are in need of aid, with 13 million struggling with food shortages.

 

 

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