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Three zionist Saudi regime rockets hit northwestern Yemen

17 April 2015 18:58


At least three rockets fired by the Saudi military have landed in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada as Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with its military campaign against its neighbor.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the projectiles slammed into al-Dhaher district of the province, located approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the capital, Sana’a, on Friday afternoon, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of the damage the rockets caused.

Shortly afterwards, Saudi military aircraft fired a number of missiles into al-Hafa military camp of the Yemeni capital, injuring several people and inflicting material damage on the site.

The developments came only hours after United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate cessation of clashes in Yemen, saying a political solution is the best way out of the conflict in the Arab country.

“I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen by all parties…. It is time to support corridors for lifesaving aid and a passage to real peace,” Ban said on Friday, adding, “The United Nations-supported diplomatic process is the best way out of a drawn-out war with terrifying implications for regional stability.”

The UN chief also said the government in Riyadh is aware of the importance of dialog in resolving the Yemeni crisis.

“The Saudis have assured me that they understand there must be a political process,” he pointed out, calling on “all Yemenis to participate” in diplomacy.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

According to Yemeni sources, over 2,600 people have been killed in the Saudi military onslaught over the past three weeks.

Meanwhile, thousands of Yemeni refugees fleeing the ongoing Saudi airstrikes are seeking shelter in the Horn of Africa.

People displaced by the Yemeni conflict are crossing the Gulf of Aden on boats to reach neighboring African countries.

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