Saudi Warplanes Continue Bombing Yemen
- April, 15, 2020 - 11:12
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi warplanes continued to carry out airstrikes against several areas across Yemen despite claims of the halt of aggression by the Riyadh regime, the spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces said Wednesday.
In the past 24 hours, Saudi military aircraft conducted 26 strikes against areas across Yemen, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said.
He added that the provinces of Jawf, Ma’rib, and Sa’ada were each bombed 15, 8 and 3 times, respectively.
The assaults come days after the Saudi-led coalition claimed it was halting military operations in Yemen in support of UN efforts to end the five-year war and avoid the outbreak of the coronavirus in war-wracked Yemen.
In a report released on Sunday, Yemen’s Legal Center for Rights and Development, an independent monitoring group, put the civilian death toll in the war-torn Arab country at 16,075. The fatalities, it said, comprise 3,901 children and 2,462 women.
The rights body said the bombings have also wounded 41,476 civilians, including 4,220 children and 3,039 women.
Armed with American and British ammunition and European warplanes, among other Western-supported military hardware, the kingdom launched the campaign against Yemen in March 2015.