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Zionist Saudi America and Puppet Coalition aggression against Yemen enters 25th day

19 April 2015 8:00

Saudi military aggression against Yemen enters 25th day


Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against Yemen have entered their twenty-fifth day, with Riyadh’s​ military aircraft targeting more locations across the impoverished Arab country.

Saudi fighter jets bombarded a number of military sites belonging to popular committees,  who support Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement, in the capital, Sana’a, late on Saturday, Yemen-based Arabic-language Watten news agency reported.

Three aerial assaults were also carried out against al-Daylami airbase in the capital.

Saudi warplanes also struck various areas in the northwestern city of Sa’ada, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of Sana’a.

The strikes destroyed a grocery market, commercial districts as well as food stores in the city. There were no immediate reports on the extent of casualties and the damage inflicted.

In this photo taken on April 17, 2015, fire and smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike on Sana’a, Yemen. © AP


Meanwhile, medical sources say clashes between al-Qaeda-linked militants and fighters of the popular committees, as well as Saudi airstrikes have left at least 27 people dead in the southwestern city of Taiz.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead included 19 members of the popular committees and a number of militants.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The Houthis say Hadi’s government failed to properly run the affairs of the country and contain the growing wave of corruption and terror.

Yemeni vendors use lanterns to light their stalls at a market in the capital, Sana’a, on April 18, 2015 on the sixth day of a power outage across the country. © AFP


Earlier this week, Colonel Sharaf Luqman, the spokesman for Yemen’s armed forces and Popular Committees, said civilians and Yemeni infrastructure have been the target of the Saudi aggression, during which over 2,600 people have been killed so far.

The United Nations has called for an immediate “humanitarian pause” of at least a few hours each day to allow deliveries of urgently needed aid to the conflict-weary country.

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