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Saudi airstrike kills family of five in Yemen's Sana'a

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)
A picture taken on January 30, 2016 shows debris at the Queen Arwa University campus following a Saudi airstrike, on the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. (AFP photo)

Five members of a family have been killed in an airstrike carried out by Saudi warplanes on Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.

Saudi jets targeted a house in Sana’a on Wednesday, with reports saying that rescue workers pulled out the bodies of the family’s mother and young girl. The bodies of the father and two of his children are still under the rubble.

Neighbors identified the father as Mounir al-Hakimi, who was a program director at Yemen Today television channel. It was not immediately clear whether any other people were in the house when it was bombed.

A nearby school and a car repair garage were also damaged in the attack.

Yemenis stand at a site following a Saudi airstrike on the center of the capital, Sana'a, on January 29, 2016. (AFP photo)

Yemen’s al-Masirah TV news channel also said that at least two people were killed after Saudi bombs hit a truck carrying food supplies in Sa’ada Province.

Yemeni forces also killed a Saudi soldier in a military base in the Saudi town of Jizan, sources said.

On Tuesday, the Yemeni army supported by members of Ansarullah movement managed to capture the town of al-Raboah in the kingdom's southwestern Asir Province after fierce clashes with Saudi troops.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen in late March last year in a bid to bring the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Riyadh ally, back to power.

Over 8,278 people, among them 2,236 children, have been killed and 16,015 others injured since the onset of the aggression. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the poor country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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