Saudi-Led Coalition Jets Intensify Bombardment of Yemeni Cities

Saudi-Led Coalition Jets Intensify Bombardment of Yemeni Cities

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes launched a new round of airstrikes on the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a and its vicinity, as the Persian Gulf kingdom escalates its aggression against the war-torn country.

Yemen's al-Masirah television reported more air attacks on the war-torn country in the early hours of Tuesday, saying the Saudi jets repeatedly bombarded different sites in the county’s capital and its nearby cities.

Fighter jets from the Saudi-led coalition fired five rounds of airstrikes on al-Nahdin and al-Hafa neighborhoods in Sana'a's al-Sabeen district, as well as a raid on the Faj Attan district on the capital's mountainous outskirts, according to the television network.

Saudi warplanes also launched three raids on the Jarban area in the Sanhan district of the capital, two raids on the Arhab district, in addition to destroying the telecommunications network with two raids on the district of al-Hosn in Khawlan.

There is still no report of possible casualties in the Tuesday’s aggression.

The airstrikes continue amid a nationwide internet blackout since the Saudi-led coalition bombed a telecommunications hub in Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah last week.

incident has severely limited independent media and human rights monitoring efforts. Observers say the attack appears a deliberate move by the Saudi-led coalition to keep the world in the dark about the extent of death and destruction resulting from its airstrikes in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah movement.

The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.

Despite heavily-armed Saudi Arabia’s incessant bombardment of the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces and the Popular Committees have grown steadily in strength against the Saudi-led invaders and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.

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