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Saudi airstrikes kill 3 in southwestern 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 men walk past a building damaged during a Saudi airstrike in the capital, Sana’a on November 29, 2015. (© AFP)

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.

Saudi forces take part in military exercises at the Saudi military base in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on September 28, 2015. (© AFP)

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.


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