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Saudi bombardment kills 60 across 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)
A Yemeni man inspects the damage at a sewing workshop that was hit by a Saudi airstrike in the capital Sana’a, on February 14, 2016. (AFP photo)

Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment of residential areas across Yemen has killed dozens of people in a matter of hours.

Yemeni media said on Monday that around 60 people, many of them women and children, were killed as Saudi warplanes pounded areas in various provinces.

At least 24 people were reportedly killed in Saudis’ bombardment of houses in Wadi Khared district in the northern province of Jawf.

Earlier in the morning, a mother and her five children were killed after Saudi fighter jets targeted their house in Bani Zabyan district, north of the capital Sana’a.

Another 30 were killed in an attack on Ghaferah region in the northern Sa’ada Province while attacks were also reported in the provinces of Ma’rib, Lahij and Hajjah.

The carnage is the latest in Saudi Arabia’s nearly one-year of air strikes against its southern neighbor, in a bid  to undermine the ruling Houthi Ansarullah movement and allied military units.

More than 8,300 people, among them 2,236 children, have been killed and 16,015 others injured since the start of the attacks. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

The Houthis, who control much of the country including the capital, have responded to Saudi attacks by targeting the southern territories of the kingdom as well as gatherings of Saudi ground troops and their allies inside Yemen.  

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