Saudi warplanes bombard southern Yemen, kill four women


At least four women have been killed in an airstrike by Saudi Arabia against Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah.

On Friday, Saudi warplanes pounded an area in the Harad district of the province, located approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) northwest of the capital, Sana’a, killing the four women, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

Saudi military aircraft also carried out 10 aerial attacks against Aqan district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Lahij; but there were no immediate reports on possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.

Saudi warplanes conducted a number of airstrikes on Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah late on Thursday, killing an unknown number of civilians.

Saudi jets also bombarded the northwestern and mountainous province of Sa’ada, killing at least one civilian there.


Additionally, Yemeni army soldiers backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees targeted Saudi forces in al-Khobe district of Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region. No reports on fatalities or possible damage were immediately available.

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