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Saudi air raids, shelling kill 19 Yemeni 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)
A Yemeni man walks amid the ruins of a school and a bowling club hit by a Saudi airstrike in the capital, Sana’a, on February 12, 2016. © AFP

Fresh Saudi airstrikes and artillery shelling have killed at least 19 civilians, including women and children, in different parts of Yemen, local media reports say.

Yemen's al-Masirah TV reported on Saturday that at least 10 civilians lost their lives after Saudi fighter jets struck a residential area in Nihm district of the capital, Sana'a.

Separately, the Saudi artillery fire struck a residential area in Sabr district of the southwestern province of Ta'izz, resulting in the deaths of nine civilians.

The developments came one day after at least five people, among them women and children, were killed and a dozen others wounded when Saudi warplanes struck a vehicle travelling along a road in the Harib al-Qaramish district of Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015 in a bid to reinstate the resigned Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

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

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