Saudi Jets Kill over 30 Civilians in Yemen’s Jawf
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi warplanes on Saturday carried out fresh air raids against residential areas in Yemen’s Jawf, killing more than 30 civilians in the northern province.
At least 30 civilians, including women and children, lost their lives after Saudi jets conducted eight aerial assaults on Jawf's al-Maslub district, Al-Masirah TV channel reported.
The strikes, it added, targeted people who had gathered near the wreckage of a Saudi jet that had been shot down by Yemeni forces on Friday evening.
Yemeni air defense units managed to target and shoot down a Saudi fighter jet of Tornado type in the skies of Jawf in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s ongoing aggression against the Arab country.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past nearly five years.
The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.