Saudi warplanes attack residential complexes in Aden, Sana’a
Saudi warplanes have carried out another round of heavy attacks on residential areas in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, killing scores of people there.
According to al-Masirah TV, Saudi fighter jets bombed the al-Tayyib residential complex in Aden and reduced it to rubble.
Initial reports suggested around 70 percent of the facility has been completely destroyed. Four bodies have been recovered as rescuers continue the search for more victims.
TV footage showed people holding leaflets dropped by the Saudi bombers on which it was written, “Our Yemeni brothers, we are with you and not against you.” Showing the level of destruction the Saudi fighter jets have left behind in various parts of the city, people ridiculed the leaflets.
A captured image from footage provided by Yemen’s al-Masirah TV on April 27, 2015 shows a man in the city of Aden holding a leaflet dropped by Saudi warplanes.
The report added that Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes against Hamdan, Dhala and Arhab districts in Aden on Monday.
Earlier in the day, another residential building in the Qa’a district of the capital Sana’a was hit by the Saudi bombers, leaving behind massive destruction in the area. Similar leaflets were dropped during the attack.
Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The air campaign started amid gains by Yemeni popular committees, loyal to Ansarullah Movement, against al-Qaeda.
On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its military operation, which has left over 4,000 people dead or injured so far. In the second phase of the attacks, Saudi bombers are continuing to target different areas across the country.