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Saudi air strikes pound school in Yemen, kill 6 students

7 April 2015 15:22


Fresh Saudi airstrikes on Yemen’s southwestern Ibb Province have claimed the lives of at least six school students, in the latest military aggression of the Arab country against Yemeni civilians.

According to reports, Saudi-led warplanes pounded the province on Tuesday under the pretext of bombing the Yemeni army’s Al Hamza Brigade.

This is while the Saudi attacks on Yemen’s infrastructure and the civilian casualties have enraged anti-Saudi sentiments among the Yemenis.

“I’m an ordinary citizen. I’m not a soldier or affiliated to any group. So when the war planes targeted a public gas station, sending waves of fire and killing and injuring a lot of people, this is an international conspiracy against the whole country,” an old man who had sustained injuries in Saudi air strikes told Press TV.

Another Yemeni citizen said that “if Saudi Arabia persists in continuing its aggression against Shia men, we vow we will put an end to the tyrant monarchy of Saudi family who lack democracy and are yet claiming to be defending it in Yemen.”

Ahmed al-Kibsi, a political observer, also told Press TV, that “the Saudi-led air strikes have failed to stop the advancements of the army and public committees who have driven out al-Qaeda militants from most of the southern cities.”

Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen started on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The airstrikes have killed hundreds of people and injured thousands more.

A victim of the Saudi air strikes in Yemen

Ansarullah fighters have taken over state matters, citing the inability of Hadi’s former government to properly run the affairs of the country and contain terror and corruption.

In February, Hadi fled the capital, Sana’a, to the southern city of Aden, where he sought to set up a rival base. Hadi had stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Houthi revolutionaries. The then parliament, however, rejected his resignation, which he later withdrew in Aden.

Popular committees backed by Ansarullah fighters are continuing their advances despite the Saudi attacks while also stepping up their fight against al-Qaeda terrorists and secured many areas from the militants.

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