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19 killed, dozens injured in Saudi airstrikes against Yemen

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Yemeni children run amidst the rubble of a house destroyed in a Saudi airstrike in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, May 29, 2015. (© AFP)

At least 19 people have lost their lives in the latest wave of Saudi airstrikes against the people of Yemen.

Some 12 people, mostly women and children, were killed and about 80 others injured on Friday after Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area and a military base in the northwestern province of Hajjah, the Yemeni al-Masirah TV network reported.

Also on Friday, Saudi warplanes attacked a hospital and a house in the Bani Hashish district of the western province of Sana’a, killing seven people and injuring several others.

An unspecified number of people were also killed and wounded in airstrikes on the Dar-al-Sharif area of the Tayal Khawlan district in Sana’a Province.

Two Saudi air raids were also reported at the entrance of the central province of Ma’rib with three others in the al-Arish district of the southern province of Aden on Friday, according to al-Masirah.

Casualties were also reported as Saudi jets pounded residential areas in the al-Ashraf district of Ma’rib, al-Masirah added.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV reported that the Zabouh military base in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a was also targeted by Saudi warplanes.

Saudi jets also attacked a house in the Razeh district of the northwestern province of Sa’ada.

A Houthi fighter points to a house destroyed in a Saudi airstrike in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, May 29, 2015. (© AFP)

According to figures released by the United Nations, about 2,000 people have been killed and over 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has been conducting military strikes against Yemen since March 26 without a UN mandate.


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