URGENT: Saudi Fighter Jets Target Presidential Palace in Aden Again
Saudi-led warplanes conducted several air strikes on the presidential palace in the Yemeni city of Aden on Saturday.
The Saudi air strikes targeted the presidential palace in al-Mashiq area, according to Al-Mayadeen television. Today’s air raid, was the third aerial bombardment of the presidential palace in the last one month.
On Tuesday, Riyadh declared that it stopped bombing Yemen, adding that the Saudi-led coalition operations are now entering a political phase, but the latest reports from different Yemeni cities said that the airstrikes are still underway.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for the last 31 days in a move to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has claimed the lives of 2,915 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.