Scores killed as Saudi bombs rain down on Yemen
Saudi fighter jets have killed nearly 60 people in their latest airstrikes in Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah.
According to the al-Masirah television network, some 38 people were also injured in the Saturday night attacks, which were carried out on a security building in the city of Zaydiyah.
Local officials said that three separate strikes were launched on the facilities and noted that most of the casualties were prisoners.
Earlier, Saudi jets targeted areas in the southwestern Yemeni provinces of Ta’izz and Sa’ada, killing at least 21 people. Around 16 people were killed in As-Silw district in Ta’izz, and five more were killed in raid in the Bani Sayyah district of Sa’ada province.
Saudi warplanes also bombed the Nihm district in the Sana’a province in west-central Yemen and another location in the Shabwah province in the impoverished country’s south.
Saudi Arabia has been launching airstrikes in Yemen since March 2015. The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president. The UN puts the death toll from the military aggression at over 10,000.