Saudi Air Raids Kill over 100 in Yemen’s Hudaydah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 100 Yemeni people were killed after Saudi-led warplanes heavily pounded residential areas across the northwestern province of al-Hudaydah.
According to reports coming out of the impoverished Arab country, the Saudi fighter jets on Friday bombed a number of islands, including Uqban and Kamaran, in the Red Sea and claimed the lives of 115 people.
Over 20 sorties were reportedly launched on the islands.
It was also said that the Saudi jets targeted a number of fishing boats in the area and prevented them from providing aid for the people on the targeted islands.
According to Press TV, Riyadh also bombarded residential areas in the Yemeni province of Sa’ada, killing at least 11 people and injuring two others in the district of Haydan.
It was reported a gas station and some shopping centers were targeted in the Saudi attacks on the district as well.
Saudi Arabia also pounded residential areas in the district of Bani Hashish in the province, killing at least two children. Saudi attacks were reported in other districts of the province, including Baqim and Kattaf.
Elsewhere, Saudi warplanes also bombarded the district of Bayhan in the southern province of Shabwah, killing at least three civilians.
Local Yemeni media outlets said that Saudi Arabia targeted a market in the Yemeni northwestern province of Hajjah, causing the death of eight civilians and wounding at least 20 others.
Witnesses also confirmed that Saudi fighters targeted the power plant and pylons in the district of Abs in the province.
The Yemeni provinces of Ta'izz and Ma’rib were also bombed by Saudi warplanes.
Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for months.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies, including the UAE, began to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
More than 5400 people, many of them children and women, have been killed in the Saudi-led aggression against the Arab country so far.
The Saudi-led aerial strikes have targeted 61 hospitals and 13 ambulances.