Saudi Warplanes Target Civilian Areas in Yemen’s Hudaydah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi warplanes launched six air raids on residential areas in Yemen's western port city of Hudaydah, killing and injuring dozens of civilians.
On Saturday, Saudi fighter jets pounded civilian areas in the districts of Hais, Khokha, Kamaran, Nikhaylah and al Drehimy in Hudaydah killing scores of civilians, Yemen’s Saba news agency reported.
The assaults also caused material damage to public and private properties.
In a separate development, at least five civilians lost their lives in Saudi airstrikes on residential areas in the Yemeni provinces of Hajjah and Ta’izz.
According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television, Saudi warplanes launched two air raids on residential buildings in Hajjah’s Hayran district on Friday night.
At least three people were killed and five others injured in the aerial attacks.
Saudi jets also pounded Maqbanah district in the southwestern province of Ta’izz on Friday, leaving a teen and a child dead, while another boy was wounded in the attack.
The Saudi-led coalition has been launching airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the past year and a half in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Some 11,000 Yemenis, including women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.