At least four people have been killed and almost a dozen others injured in a fresh wave of airstrikes carried out by Saudi Arabia’s warplanes against residential areas across Yemen.
Saudi warplanes pounded Jabal al-Atan district of the capital Sana'a on Saturday, Yemen’s official Saba News Agency reported. Two people were killed in the strike.
Saudi jets also carried out at least two airstrikes against a local outdoor market in Nehm district, northeast of the capital.
Additionally, Saudi warplanes bombarded al-Zaher district in the northwestern province of Sa'ada. Two people were killed in the bombardment.
Warplanes also pounded Ham area in Matun district of the northern province of Jawf.
Yemen has been under almost daily airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 2015. International sources put the death toll from the aggression at almost 10,000. According to the UN, Saudi airstrikes are to blame for 60 percent of civilian deaths in Yemen.
Earlier this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council failed to set up an independent international inquiry into Saudi rights violations in Yemen.
The offensive was launched to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen's former president who has resigned and fled the capital.
In June, the UN raised controversy by dropping Saudi Arabia from its annual blacklist of child killers, only a week after blacklisting the monarchy for overwhelmingly violating children’s rights in Yemen. The decision came after Saudi Arabia and its allies threatened to cut off funding to UN programs if the body kept the kingdom on the blacklist.