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Saudi warplanes bomb Yemen, kill dozen civilians

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 Sana'a on November 29, 2015. (AFP Photo)

A dozen people from the same family have been killed as Saudi Arabian warplanes continue bombing Yemen.

They were killed in the Sirwah district in the central Ma’rib Province on Sunday.

In return, Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from popular committees loyal to the Ansarullah movement, targeted a number of Saudi bases in the kingdom’s Jizan region.

Yemeni army also destroyed Saudi military vehicles in Ma’rib and killed a number of Saudi forces.

 

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.

The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.


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