Saudi Airstrikes kills & Injures Scores of Civilians Across Yemen + Video

Saudi Airstrikes kills & Injures Scores of Civilians Across Yemen + Video
Mon May 4, 2015 19:23:16

According to Yemeni media reports on Monday, the Saudi airstrikes hit the Wadi Bani area and al-Saddah district in the western Yemeni province of Ibb.

In this attacks, at least three residential buildings were targeted in the village of al-Mesqah in al-Saddah, killing several civilians.

The Saudi air assaults also targeted gathering centers of Yemen’s Houthi fighters in al-Saddah.

Late on Sunday, the Saudi jets carried out over thirty raids on the airport of southern city of Aden in a few hours.

Meanwhile Saudi troops were forced to retreat from Jizan province to a nearby stronghold as Yemeni tribal troops inflicted major losses on them during border skirmishes.

Heavy clashes erupted between the Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal troops in the Southwestern Jizan province, near the Yemeni border, early on Monday.

The Saudi troops fled the battlefield after failing to stand the intense fire power of the Yemeni tribal fighters and sustaining heavy toll during the fighting.

Cross-border skirmishes between the Saudi and Yemeni tribes have flared up over the last four weeks, as the monarchy's airstrikes continue and have so far claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, particularly at border areas.

Moreover Saudi Arabia King Guard’s forces still can’t take control of the kingdom's military border base of al-Manarah on the border of Sadaa province with Saudi. This border base from 15 past days is under control of the Hamadan tribe.

Also Yesterday Ansarullah leaders announced the seizure of a large number of Saudi tanks and missiles sent to the Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi forces in Yemen.

"Saudi Arabia has been sending weapons to the terrorists since months before starting the military aggression against Yemen," Ali Mohsen al-Buraimi told FNA on Sunday.

on Friday, Ansarullah revolutionaries announced the seizure of a Saudi surveillance drone in the province of Sa'ada.

The Ansarullah revolutionaries captured the drone, which had parachute landed due to a technical fault, while patrolling the area on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 39 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 3,163 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Riyadh launched its airstrikes against Yemen on March 26 without a UN's mandate. Saudi Arabia aims to undermine the Ansarullah popular fighters and restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

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

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of its military operations, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

The monarchy's aerial bombardments have so far claimed the lives of at least 3,163 people, mostly women and children.

Saudi Arabia launched its military campaign against Yemen on March 26 - without a UN mandate in a bid to slow the Houthi advances and restore power to the country’s fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The strikes came in the wake of advances by Yemeni militant forces, backed by Houthi fighters,
On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its military operation, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said 1,244 Yemenis lost their lives and 5,044 others were injured from March 19 to April 27. Hundreds of women and children are among the victims, according to the WHO.

The Saudi warplanes bombarded the provincial districts of Crater and al-Mualla as well.

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