Yemen: Fresh Saudi strikes kill dozen civilians, injures 13

Yemen: Fresh Saudi strikes kill dozen civilians, injures 13

At least a dozen civilians have lost their lives in a new round of Saudi aerial assaults against Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.

On Saturday, Saudi warplanes struck a residential neighborhood in the al- Wazi’iyah district of the province, situated 346 kilometers (214 miles) south of the capital, Sana’a, leaving 12 civilians dead and 13 others injured, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported. Saudi military aircraft also pounded other districts in the same province as well as the capital, though there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March. The Saudi military strikes were launched to supposedly undermine the Ansarullah movement and bring Hadi back to power.

More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since March. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools and factories.