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Saudi jets continue airstrikes on war-torn Yemen

28 April 2015 9:54


Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen continues as warplanes pound residential areas in the impoverished Arab country.

In the latest airstrikes, which occurred sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday, one civilian was killed and several others were injured in the Sawfan neighborhood of capital Sana’a.

Saudi jets also carried out raids on civilian targets in the southwestern Lahij province and the western Hudaydah province.

Earlier on Monday, several civilians lost their lives when the al-Tayyib residential complex area was bombed in the southern port city of Aden.

Initial reports suggested that around 70 percent of the facility has been completely destroyed. Four bodies have been recovered as rescuers continue the search for more victims.

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.

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operation, which has claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people so far, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

According to Yemen’s Health Ministry, the month-long Saudi aggression has killed nearly 150 children and around 100 women.

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