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23 martyred in Saudi America air raids on Yemen’s Sa’ada

8 June 2015 13:19



At least 23 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a fresh Saudi airstrikes on Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

According to local sources, Saudi fighter jets targeted Sahar district in Sa’ada on Monday, killing ten civilians. Sa’adah has been one of the hardest hit locations since Riyadh launched its military campaign against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate.

In a separate incident, 13 Yemenis were killed as Saudi jets targeted Sabr Valley district in Sa’ada. Saudi tanks also fired rockets into the south of Hidan district in the province.

Saudi fighter jets earlier pounded multiple areas in the capital Sana’a as well as the northern province of Amran.

Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes on office of Ali Saleh, son of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sana’a.

The Harad district in Hajjah province also came under artillery fire.

A telecommunications center and a military position in the eastern province of Hadhramaut were also hit.

On Sunday, at least 44 were killed and 180 others wounded as Saudi warplanes targeted areas in the capital.

The photo dated May 31, 2015 shows Yemeni fighters inspecting what remains of a hotel destroyed in a Saudi airstrike in al-Thawra sport city located north of the capital, Sana’a. © AFP


A day earlier, Saudi fighter jets bombarded a school, a media center and a residential area among other locations across the eastern province of Hajjah, killing nearly 40 people.

Nearly 2,000 people have been killed as a result of the conflict in Yemen since March 19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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