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Saudi airstrikes continue taking Yemeni lives

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 look as smoke billows from buildings after Saudi Arabia conducted airstrikes on arms warehouses at al-Dailami air base, north of the capital Sana’a, on September 16, 2015. (AFP photo)

At least one civilian has been killed and another wounded in Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrike on Yemen.

The civilian casualties came on Monday after Saudi fighter jets targeted Mahabishah district in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah.

Saudi warplanes also carried out raids against several districts in northwestern province of Sa’ada, destroying a telecommunications network.

Earlier on Sunday, Saudi fighter jets targeted residential areas in the town of Hidan in Sa’ada Province several times, killing four civilians and injuring eleven others.

The war planes also bombarded the town’s market place 20 times, killing four people there.

According to Yemen's al-Masirah TV network, the Saudis used cluster bombs in the attacks on the Hidan market.

Saudi fighter jets also pounded Sana’a province, leaving five Yemenis dead.

Fifteen others lost their lives when a prison was bombed in the central province of Bayda. A group of prisoners managed to escape from the prison after the attack.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded the residential area of Yemen’s Presidential Palace in the capital, Sana’a.

Yemeni children stand amid the rubble of a building damaged in a Saudi airstrike on the capital, Sana’a, on July 13, 2015. (AFP photo)

Retaliatory attack

In retaliation for the Saudi attacks, Yemen’s army, backed by allied Popular Committees, struck a military base in Saudi Arabia's Jizan region.

Casualties were reported among Saudi soldiers, Yemen's Saba Net news agency reported.

Yemeni fighters also destroyed a Saudi armored vehicle as well as a bulldozer near al-Khobe district of Jizan.

Yemen has been the target of a brutal Saudi military campaign since March 26, aimed at undermining the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and restoring power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.

About 6,500 people, including some 500 children, have reportedly lost their lives in the strikes.

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