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Saudi aerial attack on mosque kills Yemeni civilian

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)
Smoke billows following an airstrike by Saudi Arabia in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, September 23, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

In their latest attacks on Yemen, Saudi fighter jets have bombed a mosque in the northern Sa’ada Province, killing at least one civilian.

Saudi warplanes bombarded the mosque in a residential neighborhood of Sa’ada’s Kitaf district on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, several people were killed and some others injured in Saudi airstrikes on a market in the southwestern province of Ta’izz.

Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26. The military aggression is supposedly meant to undermine Ansarullah and bring fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power.

The Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,100 people and injured nearly 14,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

Human rights groups and international organizations have voiced deep concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Yemen, calling for an end to the conflict.

Retaliatory attacks

Meanwhile, in a retaliatory attack, Yemeni forces hit a Saudi boat off Mukha waters in Ta’izz province.

Yemenis gather next to vehicles as flames and smoke rise from Sheikh bin Farid palace, used as a base by the Saudi forces, after it was hit by a rocket attack, on the outskirts of the southern city of Aden, October 6, 2015. (Photo by AFP)


Yemeni Ansarullah fighters, backed by allied forces, also struck a government building in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Asir. They also launched tens of rockets toward Saudi military bases in the southwestern cities of Jizan and Najran.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s army spokesman Sharaf Luqman on Sunday vowed to continue retaliatory attacks against the Saudi border regions of Asir, Jizan and Najran until Riyadh halts its unrelenting military campaign against its impoverished Arab neighbor.

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