Saudi Uses Prohibited Weapons in New Airstrikes against Yemen

Saudi Uses Prohibited Weapons in New Airstrikes against Yemen
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:37:54

Saudi Arabia’s deadly air campaign against Yemen continues unabated, with the latest Saudi airstrikes targeting the impoverished country’s north, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Yemeni media reported on Sunday that Saudi warplanes hit the northern province of Sa’ada more than 15 times; three civilians also sustained injuries in an attack on Hajjah Province.

Separately, the Saudi military fired 15 rockets at the Razeh region of Sa’ada. Reports also said that strikes have targeted two military bases in Sa’ada and the southern province of Lahij.

In retaliation, the Yemeni army and its allied forces struck several military bases in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Jizan on the border, destroying a military vehicle as well as two loaders.

Earlier, a Saudi soldier was killed in Yemeni retaliatory rocket fire in Jizan, Press TV reported.

Yemeni forces launch such attacks in retaliation for Saudi strikes, which started on March 26.

The aerial attacks, which were launched without a UN mandate, are meant to weaken the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

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