40 Civilian killed in Saudi Led-Aggression Less Than 24 Hours + Video

Fri Mar 27, 2015 17:29:12

At least 40 civilians have been killed in less than 24 hours of Saudi-led air strikes against Yemen, health ministry officials said on Friday.

Twelve of the victims died when a raid against a military base north of the capital Sanaa hit surrounding residential areas, officials from the Houthi-controlled ministry told AFP.Witnesses said warplanes targeted Al-Samaa base.

At dawn on Friday, three air strikes hit the presidential compound in south Sanaa which the Ansarullah seized last month, witnesses said.

They also bombed a Huthi-controlled army brigade in Amran province, north of the capital, and arms depots in the Houthis stronghold of Saada further north, residents said.

Overnight raids targeted another army brigade loyal to Saleh in the eastern province of Marib, tribal sources said.

A military official told AFP that on Thursday Saudi-led coalition jets also bombed a large arms depot in a third army camp used by forces loyal to the former strongman.

The official spoke of "dozens" of casualties at the camp, located in Sanaa's southern outskirts.

In central Sanaa, an anti-aircraft missile wounded eight people, one of them seriously, when it exploded in a market on Friday, a security official said.

According to residents, dozens of vehicles carrying anti-aircraft missiles have been continuously circling the capital's neighbourhoods since the Saudi-led raids began.

Yesterday Yemen Times report that Twenty-five citizens were killed and another 40 injured in the capital Sana’a on Thursday following Saudi-led airstrikes early morning.   

According to DPA, A Saudi-led coalition expanded airstrikes targeting Yemen's Houthi and allied forces on Friday for the second straight day of aggression.

Meanwhile Pakistan not prepared to take part in a conflict that would divide the Muslim world on sectarian lines, said Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, The Nation reported.

Also the Turkish foreign minister has ruled out military support for a Saudi Arabian-backed operation to in Yemen.

In Iraq Muqtada Sadr Warns Saudi Arabia to Immediately Halt Attacks on Yemen. Senior Iraqi cleric Seyed Muqtada al-Sadr warned Riyadh to immediately call off its invasion of Yemen or wait for serious consequences of its move.

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