The Saudi regime and its allies dropped cluster bombs on residential areas in Yemen’s Marib despite the global outcry against the use of such internationally-banned weapons by the Riyadh-led coalition.
Saudi warplanes on Saturday intensified their attacks on civilian areas in Yemen and dropped cluster bombs on Haraib Karamish district in Marib central province, Yemen’s official Saba news agency reported.
The raids targeted the district’s farmland and houses, inflicting major material losses on them.
Cluster bombs, which can contain hundreds of bomblets, pose risks to civilians both during and after attacks. Unexploded bomblets can claim lives long after a conflict is over.
Multiple rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have on various occasions reported the use of cluster bombs by Riyadh in Yemen.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to Hadi.
Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.