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Source: Yemen Under Saudi Chemical Attacks

19 April 2015 16:04


New evidence shows that Saudi Arabia has used chemical weapons in its latest round of attacks on the Northern Province of Sa’ada and the capital Sana’a, a Yemeni source said.
According to the source who asked to remain anonymous, the Saudi warplanes used toxic gas in their Saturday’s strikes on markets and civilian areas in Sa’ada, leaving scores of people dead and injured.

Yemeni locals also said that the Saudi warplanes used prohibited arms in their airstrikes on Fag Attan area in Southern Sana’a on Friday.

Eyewitnesses and aid workers said that a white smoke rose after Saudi airstrikes pounded the areas.

There has been no report of the exact number of the casualties.

Those who were injured during the attacks said they have been suffering from suffocation, nausea and diarrhea since the start of the attacks.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 24 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 2655 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

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

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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