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Yemenis retaliate with rockets after Saudi raid

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 November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi pilot boarding an F-15 fighter jet at a Saudi military airbase to attack Yemen. (Photo by AFP)

Yemen's army and allied fighters have retaliated with rocket attacks after Saudi aircraft bombarded several locations in the impoverished country. 

Saudi jets bombed the town of Al Mukha in the Ta’izz Province in Yemen’s extreme southwest, the Harib al-Qaramish town in the west-central Ma’rib Province, and another town in the Sana’a Province, on Friday, the al-Masira television reported.

Reports say an unspecified number of people were killed in Al Qaramish.

Yemeni forces and fighters of the Popular Committees retaliated with rocket attacks against a gathering of the mercenaries in Ma’rib, the report said. The television claimed that dozens of mercenaries were killed in the attack. 

Earlier in the month, it was reported that Saudi mercenaries had killed three children in Yemen’s Jawf Province after assaulting a number of civilian buildings in the Matun district there.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015 in a bid to bring Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi — who has resigned as Yemen’s president and who is an ally of Riyadh — back to power.

More than 9,400 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression.

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

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