At least three civilians have been killed and several others wounded in Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrikes against Yemen.
The civilian casualties came on Tuesday after Saudi fighter jets targeted the al-Silw district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz.
Saudi warplanes also carried out raids against two Yemeni military bases in the capital, Sana’a. There has been no report of possible casualties there.
Also on Monday, similar Saudi air raids on various areas in Yemen left at least eight civilians dead and several others injured.
Saudi warplanes attacked a residential area in the al-Talah district of the northwestern province of Sa’ada, leaving four women dead and eight others injured, according to the Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network.
Meanwhile, two children were killed and a number of others injured when Saudi jets pounded the al-Misrakh district in Ta’izz.
In response, the Yemeni army, backed by fighters from popular committees loyal to the Ansarullah movement, gained control of three military camps in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran region on Monday, inflicting heavy damage on Saudi forces.
Local sources also said that seven Saudi soldiers were killed after Yemeni army forces launched retaliatory rocket attacks on the positions of the Saudi military.
Yemen has been under constant military attacks by Saudi jet fighters since late March. The Saudi military strikes are aimed at undermining the popular Ansarullah movement, and restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a Saudi ally.
More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since March.