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Saudi warplanes strike Yemen, 4 killed

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)
Yemenis make their way through the rubble of buildings destroyed during Saudi airstrikes the previous day, on September 22, 2016, in the port city of Hudaydah. (Photo by AFP)

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.

Yemeni children walk amid the rubble of a house in Yemen's capital Sana’a on August 11, 2016, after it was hit by a Saudi airstrike. (Photo by AFP)

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.

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