Yemen : Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave17 civilians dead

Yemen : Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave17 civilians dead

At least 17 Yemeni civilians, including women and children, have been killed and a number of others wounded in the fresh wave of Saudi air raids against its impoverished neighbor.

On Thursday, 15 civilians were killed when Saudi warplanes bombed two residential buildings in the town of Khayran al-Muharraq in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah.

A Yemeni civilian was killed and three others wounded in airstrikes against a beverage producing factory in the western province of Hudaydah, causing heavy property damage on the compound.

The Saudi military had carried out a similar attack against another beverage producing factory in the capital Sana’a a day earlier.

A Yemeni child also lost her life as Saudi bombers targeted the Saqin district of the northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Yemen is engaged in retaliatory attacks against Saudi strikes, launched with the aim of undermining Houthi Ansarullah movement and bringing back to power the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.