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Yemeni army warns Saudi aggressors of ‘dire consequences’ if air raids continue

The Yemeni army has warned the Saudi-led coalition of "dire consequences" if it continues its aerial attacks against the country.

Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Sunday there will be dire consequences for the Saudi aggressors if they intensify their airstrikes against various parts of Yemen.

He said Saudi Arabia has conducted at least 48 airstrikes on the four Yemeni provinces of al-Jawf, Ma’rib, Hajjah, and Sa’ada in the past two days, killing and wounding several Yemeni people, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.

General Saree said nine airstrikes were launched in the Majzar district of Ma’rib, whilst Saudi-led jets pounded different neighborhoods in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf on six occasions.

He went on say that Saudi-led jets carried out 15 airstrikes against Abs and Harad districts in the northern province of Hajjah. A total of 18 raids were mounted by Saudi-led aircraft against Maran, Malahit and Baqim districts of Sa’ada province.

At least three civilian were killed in air raids by the Saudi-led coalition in the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada as people were celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The Saudi-led military aircraft hit a highway in Maran area of the Haydan district, leaving three people dead and as many injured.

The airstrikes came despite a ceasefire Saudi Arabia announced in early April to help contain the coronavirus outbreak in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring Yemen’s former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, back to power and crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past five years.

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