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Saudi airstrikes kill more civilians in Yemen

20 September 2016 12:03

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Saudi warplanes have conducted new attacks against Yemen, killing more civilians.

On Tuesday, the aircraft struck the historic city of Old Sana’a in Sana’a Province 12 times, killing one civilian and injuring a number of others, according to Yemen’s al-Masirah TV channel.

Separately, Saudi jets hit the littoral Midi district in Hajjah Province, killing another civilian and wounding five more.

Elsewhere, in the Yemeni province of al-Jawf, Saudi airstrikes killed 12 children and three women.

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015, with the UN putting the toll at 10,000. The offensive was launched to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Saudi ally who has resigned as Yemen’s president.


A member of the Yemeni security forces is seen during a gathering in support of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement in the capital, Sana’a, August 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Yemen’s army and Houthi Ansarullah fighters have been retaliating for the strikes through counterattacks on Saudi mercenaries and also by hitting targets inside Saudi Arabia.

Also on Tuesday, the army attacked a gathering of the mercenaries in southwestern Lahij Province, killing 14 of them and injuring 19 others.

A day earlier, the army’s missile defense unit had launched a number of Katyusha rockets against pockets of Saudi forces deployed at military bases in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran.

Yemeni snipers, meanwhile, fired a Qaher 1 ballistic missile against a military base in the Asir region, similarly located in Saudi Arabia’s southwest, killing one Saudi trooper.

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