Tens of Yemeni Civilians Killed in New Saudi Airstrikes + Video

Fri Oct 23, 2015 16:28:33

More than a dozen people, including members of a single family, have been killed in new Saudi airstrikes in Yemen as Riyadh's deadly aggression against its southern neighbor continues unabated.

Saudi warplanes bombarded the northwestern Sa'ada Province on Friday, killing nearly a dozen people, including women and children, and injuring at least two others. The victims were all members of the same family.

Saudi jets further bombed a popular market in the district of Hayran in the Hajjah Province, killing at least one and injuring many others, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

Earlier in the day, Saudi warplanes launched a series of attacks in the al-Sawadiyah district of the Bayda Province. There was no immediate report on possible casualties.

Meanwhile, as part of their retaliatory strikes against the deadly Saudi aggression, Yemeni forces destroyed two Saudi military vehicles in al-Khobe district in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Province.

A dozen people were killed in Thursday airstrikes across Yemen. According to al-Masirah, at least 10 Yemeni fishermen were killed after Saudi warplanes pounded their boats off the western coast of the Uqban Island.

On Wednesday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said that Saudi warplanes had targeted residential areas in Tai'zz, which is Yemen's cultural capital and third largest city, killing at least 22 people and wounding 140 others.

Yemen has been under incessant Saudi strikes since March 26. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Riyadh has repeatedly used cluster bombs against the Yemenis during the past months. On Wednesday, Saudi jets reportedly dropped banned cluster bombs on Sa’ada and killed an unspecified number of civilians.

Some 7,000 people have lost their lives in the airstrikes, and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured since late March.

As many as 114,000 others have also been forced to flee the war-stricken country due to the Saudi aggression, according to a UN report earlier this month; Press TV reported.


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