Saudi Air Raids Kill over 15 Civilians in Yemen


Saudi warplanes bombed residential areas across Yemen, and killed at least 18 civilians on Tuesday.

Saudi air strikes hit Mukayras town in the province of al-Bayda, and killed eleven people and injured many more.

Moreover, one civilian was killed and nine others sustained injuries when Saudi warplanes struck a number of areas in the Yemeni province of Ta’izz.

Saudi fighter jets also pounded a popular market in the city of Sirwah, which lies about 120 kilometers (75 miles) East of the capital, Sana’a, killing four civilians and injuring 15 others.

Separately, Saudi air raids hit Majaz district in the province of Sa’ada on Tuesday, killing a civilian and injuring several others.

Additionally, Saudi warplanes carried out 12 air strikes against various regions in the province of Hajjah, though no reports of fatalities were immediately available.

Saudi jets also struck al-Khamsin Street in down town Sana’a, leveling 12 residential buildings to the ground. The strike left one civilian dead and 17 others injured.

Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes launched five airstrikes against the al-Ashraf and Balaq districts of the province of Ma’rib. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 160 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,620 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.