Saudi Air Raid on Yemen’s Ma’rib Leaves 4 Civilians Dead

Local Editor

The Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes have targeted an area south of Yemen's Ma'rib province, killing four civilians and wounding four others.

In the Sunday attack, a truck parked in a road in Mahliyah district of Ma'rib province was hit by the Saudi-led coalition's jet fighters.

The warplanes also struck a gas station and several shops located in the district.

In a separate incident, the Saudi warplanes have also attacked the international airport of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a on Sunday night, Press TV reported.

No further details have been released yet.

The attacks came shortly after Saudi fighter jets conducted airstrikes on positions belonging to the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Sana’a.

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel reported that the aerial assaults targeted Houthi barracks and military sites early on Sunday and destroyed four drones at al-Delmi air base north of Sana’a.

On Saturday, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported six Saudi air raids on the Military Engineering Department in Sana’a’s Shoub district.

Saudi warplanes, the report said, also targeted a citizen's farm in Sana’a’s Bani Heshaesh district.

The strikes come a few days after Yemeni armed forces launched missile and drones strikes against a strategic target in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in retaliation for the regime’s deadly bombing campaign and inhumane siege on their country.

Since early 2015, Riyadh and a coalition of its vassal states have been engaged in a military campaign against Yemen in a futile attempt to reinstall a Saudi-friendly government there.

The Western-backed war, which has been accompanied by a crippling blockade of Yemen, has killed tens of thousands of people and afflicted the already-poorest Arabian Peninsula nation with the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” according to the UN.

Backed by the armed forces and allied popular groups, the Houthi movement has been defending Yemen against the Saudi-led offensive.

Source: News Agencies

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