At Least 15 Yemenis Killed in Saudi Attack on Civilian Bus
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi warplanes killed at least 15 civilians in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.
According to local media reports, the Saudi jets attacked a minibus carrying civilians in the Shar’eb region of the provinces, Press TV reported.
Saudi planes also targeted a gas station and a power plant in multiple raids on the provinces of Sa’ada, Hajjah, and Amran.
Since Friday, Riyadh’s jets have hit the three northern provinces over 50 times, causing vast destruction and casualties. At least 11 people, including two children, died in a series of attacks on Sa’ada.
In another attack on Friday, nearly a dozen civilians, including two children, were killed and several others injured when Saudi military aircraft attacked various residential areas across the country.
Yemen has seen almost daily military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March 2015, with internal sources putting the toll from the bloody aggression at about 10,000. The offensive was launched to crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement and their allies and restore power to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The Houthi fighters took state matters into their own hands after the resignation and escape of Hadi, which threw Yemen into a state of uncertainty and threatened a total security breakdown in the country, where an al-Qaeda affiliate is present.