120 Yemenis Killed in Saudi Airstrikes against Taiz

Sat Jul 25, 2015 16:21:09

Saudi Arabia conducted air strikes against residential areas in the province of Taiz, killing 120 people, Al-Alam News Network reports.


Local sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Saudi fighter jets struck 200 residential units, housing the families of electrical engineers and technicians, in al-Mukha district of the province, situated 346 kilometers (214 miles) South of the capital, Sana’a, late on Friday, leaving 120 people dead and over 150 others injured, al-Masirah satellite television network said.

Reports coming out of the area also said most of the dead bodies, including women, children and elderly, were burnt beyond recognition in the flames caused by strikes.

Members of rescue teams as well as ambulances had difficulty reaching the area due to incessant bombardment, and were even at times targeted by Saudi military aircraft.

Earlier in the day, several people were killed or injured as Saudi fighter jets pounded a residential neighborhood in al-Ashah district of the Province of Amran, located 53 kilometers (32 miles) Northwest of Sana’a.

Saudi planes also targeted passenger buses and a popular market in Yemen’s province of Lahij. There were no immediate reports of fatalities and the extent of damage inflicted.

Also on Friday, Saudi fighter jets carried out ten air raids against various areas in the Dhi Na’im district of the province of Bayda, leaving four civilians dead.

There were no reports about the extent of damage that the strikes inflicted.

Saudi warplanes also bombed the provinces of Dhamar and Sa’ada.

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