2nd Saudi General Killed in Jizan, 25 Yemeni Civilians Martyred

2nd Saudi General Killed in Jizan, 25 Yemeni Civilians Martyred
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:48:25

Brigadier Saudi General Ibrahim Hamzi has been killed in the border with Yemen, the Saudi Army announced on Sunday.

He was deputy commander of the 8th brigade in Jizan and died from his injuries caused by Yemeni heavy fire at the border after being taken to hospital, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency said, without giving the date or exact circumstances of the incident.

He is the second high-ranking Saudi military official to have been announced killed on the Yemen border this week.A colonel and another border guard were killed late on Friday in a gun battle after a landmine blast along the frontier with Yemen, according to the interior ministry.

Several other Saudi aggressor forces have also been killed since March when the country formed an Arab coalition to bomb Yemen.In June, a Saudi lieutenant colonel died in a landmine blast in Jizan, while another general was killed in cross-border fire in August.

Meanwhile, at least 25 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in a Saudi airstrike on the village of Bani Zela in the Yemeni province of Hajjah.

Official reports said the attack targeted the Midi district’s Bani Zeila village in Yemen's Red Sea border area with Saudi Arabia.

This comes a day after Saudi airstrikes hit a residential building in the capital, Sana’a, killing civilians including four children and one woman.Furthermore, three Saudi airstrikes targeted Taiz Province, killing five people.

Another four people were killed in similar attacks in Hudaydah Province’s Jabal Ras area. It happened after Saudi forces targeted rescue workers attempting to retrieve bodies from an earlier attack.

Saudi warplanes also bombed Kitaf area in Saada Province.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 187 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,274 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children, FNA reports.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

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