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Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave nearly two dozen civilians dead in Yemen’s Jawf

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)
Workers search through debris at a warehouse, after it was hit in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition, in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on July, 2, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

Nearly two dozen civilians lose their lives in fresh airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets  against an area in Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf.

The Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing local sources, reported that the warplanes targeted three vehicles as they were traveling along a road in Sha’ab al-Haradh area in Khabb wa ash Sha'af district on Thursday evening, leaving more than 20 people dead.

The sources added that most of the victims were women and children.

Elsewhere in the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada, Saudi jets bombarded a residential area in Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district. There were, however, no immediate reports about possible casualties or the extent of damage caused.

Earlier in the day, Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi launched three Katyusha rockets at several areas across the strategic western coastal city of Hudaydah, though no reports of casualties and damage were quickly available.

Saudi forces also lobbed several artillery rounds at Dahfash village, which lies on the outskirts of the besieged al-Durayhimi city, but there were no immediate report on casualties or the damage caused.

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia embarked on a bloody campaign against Yemen with the declared aim of putting Hadi back to power, and eliminate the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Riyadh has not been alone in the campaign. It has been flanked by regional allies and enjoys arms supplies from its Western backers.

Over 100,000 people have been killed, according to some semi-official figures.

The Saudi regime has failed to fulfill the objective of its deadly campaign.

The war has also destroyed and shut down Yemen’s infrastructure. The Yemeni population has been subjected to large-scale hunger and diseases aggravated by the naval blockade imposed on the country by the coalition of aggressors.

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