Saudi warplanes continued to bomb several regions in Yemen early on Saturday for the 24th consecutive day, leaving dozens of more civilians dead and injured in two major cities.
According to reports, the kingdom’s sporadic bombing raids pounded Yemen’s Sana’a and Sa’daa, claiming the lives of scores of civilians.
There has been no report of the exact number of the casualties.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 24 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 2,600 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 is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.