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Saudi warplanes strike civilian targets in Sana’a

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)
Yemeni men look at the damage in the aftermath of an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a TV station in the capital, Sana’a, December 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi military aircraft have pounded Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, killing three civilians and injuring two more.

The attacks struck the al-Rawzah neighborhood in the north of Sana’a early Tuesday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

It said the bombardment targeted the residential buildings surrounding the Cadet College in the capital.

Saudi warplanes also hit a residence in Razah District of Sa’ada Province in Yemen’s northwest twice.

The raids came hours after at least 14 people lost their lives in similar Saudi aerial assaults against civilian targets across the country.

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on Sunday on the US to pressure Saudi Arabia into ending the “stupid war” which is causing “terrible suffering to the Yemeni people” and also harming the kingdom itself.

Saudi Arabia and many of its allies have been bombing Yemen since 2015 to put its former Riyadh-friendly government back in the saddle. More than 12,000 have died since the warfare began.

Now, more than eight million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation, making the country the scene of, what the UN calls, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The United States is an ally of Saudi Arabia in the military campaign against Yemen, providing it with logistical and advisory support such as bombing coordinates as well as arms and weapons.

US President Donald Trump recently called on Riyadh to open Yemen’s ports to humanitarian aid, but stopped short of urging it to end the campaign.

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