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Zionist Saudi regime-led airstrike leaves 8 dead in Yemen’s Sa’ada

6 April 2015 7:10


Eight people have been killed in a fresh Saudi-led airstrike in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada.

The victims were members of a family, including children and women, Iran’s Arabic-language al-Alam news network reported on Monday.

On Sunday, another five people also lost their lives in separate attacks in Yemen’s southern city of Taizz and a district in Sa’ada.

The recent casualties come as hundreds of people have lost their lives since the Saudi airstrikes started more than a week ago.

The Al Saud regime unleashed its deadly air raids without a UN mandate against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by the Houthi Ansarullah movement, but the Yemeni parliament did not approve his resignation.

In November 2009, Saudi forces also started fighting against the Houthis and bombing their positions after accusing the fighters of killing Saudi border guards.

Human Rights Watch recently expressed concerns about Saudi Arabia’s possible use of cluster bombs in its latest aerial campaign against Yemen, given evidence showing Riyadh’s use of cluster bombs during airstrikes on the Houthis around six years ago.

“There is credible evidence that in November 2009 Saudi Arabia dropped cluster bombs in Yemen’s northern Sa’ada governorate during fighting between the Houthis and the Yemeni and Saudi militaries,” the rights group said in a statement.

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