Saudi Airstrikes Leave Dozen Civilians Dead across Yemen
- January, 10, 2017 - 15:39
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least a dozen people, including a woman and some children, lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi military aircraft conducted a string of airstrikes against various areas across Yemen.
Saudi jets launched three aerial attacks against an outdoor market in the Nihm district of the western-central province of Sana’a on Tuesday morning, killing a little girl and two other civilians. Several people were also injured in the assaults, Press TV reported.
Eight people were killed and 15 others injured shortly afterward when Saudi warplanes struck a nearby school.
Shabawah area in Ta’izz Province was also hit, though no reports of casualties were available.
Moreover, Saudi warplanes pounded an area in the Monabbih district of the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada as well. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of the damage.
A woman also lost her life on Monday night, when Saudi jets carried out a strike in the same Yemeni province.
Meanwhile, Yemeni army snipers, supported by fighters from allied Popular Committees, shot dead two Saudi troops in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation to the Riyadh regime’s atrocious military campaign against its southern neighbor.
The Saudi troops were killed in the al-Farizeh military base of Jizan region, located 969 kilometers south of the capital, Riyadh, on Tuesday.
Separately, scores of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to the former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, were killed and wounded as Yemeni soldiers and their allies struck their gathering at a hilly area in the Maqbanah district of Yemen’s southwestern Ta’izz Province.
Yemeni soldiers and Houthi Ansarullah fighters also targeted two armored vehicles in the Dhubab district of the same province, killing all pro-Hadi gunmen on board.
The Saudi war on Yemen, which has killed at least 11,400 Yemenis, was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate the former government.
The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.