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Fresh Saudi airstrikes kill 8 in Yemen's Hajjah

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)
Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sana’a, on June 12, 2015 following an overnight Saudi airstrike. © AFP

At least eight people have been killed in fresh Saudi aerial attacks in northwestern Yemen as Riyadh's military campaign against the impoverished country continues unabated.

Saudi jets targeted a residential area in Abs district of the province of Hajjah, while the international airport in the southern port city of Aden also came under attack. The Saudi warplanes had earlier pounded Aden’s Khur Maksar region.

In a separate development, three towns were attacked in the northwestern of province Sa’ada.

The airstrikes came after Yemen's Ansarullah fighters along with allied army forces fired tens of rockets in a retaliatory attack against Saudi Arabia’s Jizan on the southern border.

According to a Sunday report by Yemen’s al-Masirah TV, Saudi military vehicles were also set on fire after the Yemeni forces captured three military bases in the kingdom’s southwestern region of al-Jaberi.

Yemeni forces carry out such attacks in reprisal for the Saudi regime’s deadly airstrikes, which the monarchy has been carrying out since March 26.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign is being carried out without the mandate of the United Nations and with the goal of undermining the Houthi Ansarullah movement as well as restoring to power fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Al Saud regime.

According to the United Nations, more than 2,600 people have been killed and at least 11,000 others injured during Saudi Arabia's air strikes against Yemen.


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