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Scores killed as Saudi bombs rain down on 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)
Smoke billows following a Saudi airstrike on May 11, 2015, in the capital Sana’a. (Photos by AFP)

Saudi fighter jets have killed  nearly 60 people in their latest airstrikes in Yemen’s  western coastal province of Hudaydah.

According to the al-Masirah television network, some 38 people were also injured in the Saturday night attacks, which were carried out on a security building in the city of Zaydiyah.

Local officials said that three separate strikes were launched on the facilities and noted that most of the casualties were prisoners.     

Earlier, Saudi jets targeted areas in the southwestern Yemeni provinces of Ta’izz and Sa’ada, killing at least 21 people. Around 16 people were killed in As-Silw district in Ta’izz, and five more were killed in raid in the Bani Sayyah district of Sa’ada province.

Saudi warplanes also bombed the Nihm district in the Sana’a province in west-central Yemen and another location in the Shabwah province in the impoverished country’s south.

A Yemeni man walks with a child amidst the rubble following an Saudi airstrike in the capital Sana’a on June 8, 2015.

Saudi Arabia has been launching airstrikes in Yemen since March 2015. The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president. The UN puts the death toll from the military aggression at over 10,000. 

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