Fresh attacks by Saudi Arabian warplanes in two provinces in Yemen have killed at least 79 people and injured more than 100 others.
The Wednesday attacks targeted Sana’a and Hajjah provinces in Yemen's west and northwest, respectively. The Al Mayadeen satellite television reported that Saudi aerial offensive against a military center in the Yemeni capital Sana’a killed 40 people. At least 39 others were also killed and five more injured in Saudi airstrikes on Bakil al-Mir District in the border Hajjah Province.
Reports say Saudi strikes have "completely destroyed" Yemen's main naval base in the Red Sea port of Hodeida.
Other accounts from Yemen also say that attacks on a medical university in the western Al Hudaydah Province have left dozens of fatalities.
Without a United Nations mandate, Saudi Arabia started taking Yemen under military offensives on March 26 in order to undermine the nation’s Ansarullah movement, which currently controls Sana’a and other major provinces, and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The impoverished Arab peninsular country’s Freedom House foundation recently reported that Saudi Arabia’s attacks against the country had killed at least 4021 people and injured 7017 others.
Based on the report, the casualties from the assaults include 576 children and 261 women. The Saudi attacks have also displaced around 200,000 families.
The Yemeni army and popular forces have responded to Saudi attacks by targeting a number of its military bases with mortar rounds.