Saudi Warplanes Kill 7 Yemenis in Hajjah, Ma’rib Provinces
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least seven Yemeni civilians were killed and nearly a dozen more sustained injuries after Saudi Arabia’s warplanes carried out areal aggression on Yemen’s two provinces of Hajjah, to the northwest, and Ma’rib, to the center.
Saudi fighter jets carried out two airstrikes on a residential building in the Wadi Hobab area in the Sirwah district of Ma’rib on Sunday, killing at least five civilians and wounding several others, including women and children, Press TV reported.
Elsewhere, in Hajjah's Hiran district, Saudi warplanes also bombarded two tanker trucks, killing at least two people and injuring seven others.
Separately, the Saudi regime also conducted a number of other airstrikes on Kataf district in the northern province of Sa'ada, and on the Manakhah and Sa'fan districts in the western province of Sana’a, but there was no immediate word on possible casualties or damage.
Other reports say that at least two Yemeni civilians sustained injuries after Saudi border guards opened fire on a valley in the Shida district in Sa'ada.
Late on Saturday, Saudi warplanes also killed at least on man and wounded three more people after they bombarded residential buildings in Hawzan area, where dozens of displaced families live, in Dhubab district in the western province of Ta’izz.
Also on Saturday, at least one Saudi soldier was killed after Yemeni forces launched a barrage of retaliatory cross-border gunfire and shelling against Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Jizan. Official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) confirmed the report, citing a spokesperson from the Saudi Interior Ministry as saying.
Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a deadly campaign against Yemen since March 2015. The Saudi aggression, which has killed at least 11,400 people, was launched in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Saudi ally who has resigned as Yemen’s president but seeks to forcefully return to power, and to undermine Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The Saudi strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.