Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit the Yemeni governorates of Sana’a and Ibb on Thursday, despite Riyadh’s Tuesday declaration that military operations against Yemen have ended.
Saudi warplanes continued to conduct air strikes on the capital Sana’a on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Saudi airstrikes bombed Yarim town in Ibb, where a higher education institute was targeted.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia declared that it stopped bombing Yemen after 27 days of airstrikes that have resulted in the death of around 2,900 people, mostly women and children.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen since March 26 in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression claimed the lives of around 2,900 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it was bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes were flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Riyadh officials said the Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen are now entering a political phase, but the latest reports from different Yemeni cities said that the Saudi airstrikes are still underway.