Saudi warplanes strike civilian targets in Yemen, kill several
Saudi warplanes have continued bombing civilian targets across Yemen, killing several civilians, including six children and a woman, in four provinces.
On Saturday morning, Saudi fighter jets repeatedly pounded the 9th district of Sana’a Province, taking the lives of three Yemeni kids, the local al-Masirah TV network reported.
Saudi airstrikes in Ta’izz Province also destroyed a civilian vehicle in the Sha’abo area of Waze’iya district, killing and wounding an unspecified number of people, according to the report.
It added that a highway in the Maran region of the northern province of Sa’ada came under attack by Riyadh’s jets, without elaborating on potential casualties.
The Saudi war planes further attacked the residential area of al-Khamsin in the southern section of the capital, Sana’a on Friday night, killing a woman and her three children as well as injuring two more kids along with two other women, according to a report by the official website of the country’s Ansarullah Movement.
Additionally, the report noted that several residential units surrounding the bombed-out house were also destroyed or damaged.
It added that Saudi warplanes further bombarded a road between Khob and Sha’af districts of the western province of Jawf, injuring three more civilians.
In response, Yemeni media outlets also reported that the country’s army units fired missile at gathering areas of Saudi mercenaries in the provinces of Ta’izz and Jawf.
The Saudi regime has been engaged in a bloody military aggression against neighboring Yemen since March 2015 in a bid to reinstall the former government, which is a close Riyadh ally.
The Ansarullah movement, backed by the army and popular forces has been defending Yemen against the Saudi military campaign, which has so far left over 12,000 civilians dead, according to the latest tallies.
The movement has also been running state affairs since 2014, when the former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, resigned and fled to Riyadh, further destabilizing the country, which was already grappling with threats from al-Qaeda terrorists.