Saudi Arabia kills 30 in airstrike on plant in Hajjah
At least 30 Yemeni people have been killed in an airstrike by Saudi Arabia on Yemen’s southwestern province of Hajjah.
The victims are mostly workers at a mineral water plant in the district of Abs in the province, local media outlets reported on Sunday.
Reports also said that Saudi warplanes bombarded the district at least 15 times and many people sustained injuries in the deadly attacks.
Saudi Arabia also conducted 12 airstrikes on the district of Baqim in the province of Sa’ada, injuring at least one civilian.
Saudi fighter jets also bombarded as many as six times the area of Talh in the province. There has been no report on the possible number of casualties or size of damage caused in the raids.
Also on Saturday, Saudi warplanes bombarded an area in the district of Razeh in Sa’ada, killing at least one child.
The Saudi jets also bombarded the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz, injuring eight civilians including four children. Similarly, residential areas in the provinces of Ma’rib and Hudaydah were targeted.
In response to the deadly Saudi aggression, Yemeni forces in association with the popular committees have been carrying out retaliatory attacks against Saudi forces in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia.
Reports say that the Yemeni forces have destroyed a number of Saudi military vehicles and seized a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), also known as Humvee, in the their latest attack.
Saudi Arabia launched its attacks on Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – to restore power to fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
According to the World Health Organization, over 4,300 people have lost their lives in the conflict since late March, but local Yemeni sources say the fatality figure is much higher.