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Enemy of Islam Saudi regime rocket attack claims two in Yemen’s Hajjah

19 May 2015 10:07


At least two people have been killed in zionist Saudi Arabia’s latest wave of air raids on the war-torn Arab country of Yemen.

A child was killed and a woman was injured after Saudi warplanes targeted a house in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, and a civilian died during a Saudi military rocket attack on Yemen’s eastern province of Hajjah, late on Monday.

Saudi airstrikes also hit the presidential palace in Sa’ada and the Anad military airbase in the southern province of Lahij.

The southwestern province of Ad Dali’ was also the target of six Saudi raids.

Earlier in the day, warplanes fired five rockets at the districts of Attawahi, Khormaksar, the Political Security Bureau in Fath, as well as the Ras Marmot barracks belonging to the Yemeni naval forces in the southern port city of Aden.

The Aden airport and the al-Sawlaban military barracks in the city were also hit with three rockets.

Rockets also landed in the Sahar, Zahir and Ghamr districts of Sa’ada, while the Saudi artillery targeted Dalih and Ghawr mountains in the northern Yemeni border areas.

Also on Monday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on all sides of the conflict to avoid any actions that diminish the safety and security of the country’s airports, seaports and transportation infrastructure.

“Yemenis have faced tragic levels of suffering and violence in recent months. The humanitarian pause is important to give them time to seek medical assistance and for much-needed basic goods to flow into the country. This pause must now become a permanent ceasefire and mark an end to all hostilities,” he stated.

A five-day humanitarian ceasefire went into effect on May 12 and ended on Sunday at 2000 GMT.

“I call on all sides to renew their commitment to the humanitarian pause for another 5-day period,” Ban added.

According to Yemen’s Freedom House Foundation, the Saudi airstrikes have claimed the lives of about 4,000 Yemeni people so far while more than 6,887 others have been wounded.

About 16 million of Yemen’s population of 25 million need assistance and water supplies, and health services are on the verge of collapse, aid organizations have warned.

Saudi Arabia started military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the capital, Sana’a, and other major provinces, and to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

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