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Four killed in new Saudi airstrike in SW Yemen

10 August 2015 11:04


At least four civilians have lost their lives in a new Saudi airstrike in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.

The four individuals were killed after Saudi fighter jets bombarded a house in Ta’izz early on Monday.

Also on Monday, Saudi warplanes repeatedly pounded various areas in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, as well as the central province of Ma’rib.

At least 16 women and children were injured in a mortar attack blamed on the al-Qaeda terrorist group on the al-Samil market in Ta’izz, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported on Monday.

Furthermore, the death toll from a Saturday night air raid on the southwestern Yemeni province of Ibb rose to 15. At least 20 more were wounded in the attack.

To retaliate against the relentless Saudi aggression, the Yemeni army, backed by Popular Committees, fired a number of missiles at the Saudi military bases of al-Alab and al-Thavilah in the Asir region in the southwestern Saudi province of Dhahran al-Janub.

Yemeni forces also fired several missiles and rockets at Saudi troops in the kingdom’s southwestern city of Najran and the al-Hafirah military base in the southwestern city of Jizan.

Since March 26, Riyadh has been pounding various areas in Yemen – without a UN mandate. The military aggression is meant to undermine Houthi fighters and restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.

The war on Yemen has killed some 4,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, according to the United Nations. Local Yemeni sources, however, put the fatality figure at much higher.

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