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Saudi-led airstrike kills seven civilians in Yemen’s Shabwa province

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)
Abdullah al-Khawlani sits by his son Waleed's grave. The son was killed a month earlier in a Saudi-led bombardment that killed dozens in Sa’ada, Yemen, September 4, 2018. (File photo by Reuters)

Seven civilians have been killed in a fresh Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen’s southeastern province of Shabwa, as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.

On Saturday, Saudi-led warplanes struck a civilian vehicle in Markha districts of the oil-rich province, killing all seven passengers on board, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported, citing local sources.

It was the latest Saudi-led airstrike against the impoverished nation that led to the killing of a number of civilians, who are under constant bombardment by the invaders.

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since March 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies—emboldened by political support and a steady stream of arms from the United States—launched a devastating war against the poorest West Asian country to reinstall Yemen’s overthrown government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Sana’a and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement.

The war, accompanied by a tight siege, has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people, a large number of them women and children, putting millions more at risk of starvation by destroying much of the country’s infrastructure.  

Not only have the war objectives proven elusive, but the coalition has also found itself bogged down in Yemen thanks to a disheartening retaliatory campaign by the Yemeni armed forces and allied Popular Committees.


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