Saudi warplanes destroyed residential areas in Northern Yemen, Spokesman of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement Mohammad Abdel Salam announced on Monday.
“The Saudi fighter jets flattened houses, mosques and residential districts in Sa’adeh province on Sunday,” Abdel Salam told FNA on Monday.
He noted that two houses and a mosque were completely demolished, but casualties stood at one wounded as residents had left their homes hours before.
“The Saudi fighter jets also struck residential areas in Al al-Surbi region in Sahar Bani Ma’az in Jebel al-Sam,” Abdel Salam added.
The Ansarullah spokesman also said that the Saudi army is continuing its mortar and artillery attacks on areas across the border with Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for twelve days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The 12 days of the Saudi-led aggression has killed at least 892 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
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.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late on March 25.
She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support.