31 March 2020

Saudi air raids hit multiple targets all over Yemen

KONFRONTASI - Saudi Arabian warplanes have attacked multiple locations in Yemen as the onslaught against the impoverished Arab country continues.

Saudi jets carried out four raids in the Tawahi district of the port city of Aden early on Sunday.

Saudi planes also targeted the city of Dhahian in the country’s northwestern Sa'ada province late on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, a school in the western province of Hudaydah was bombed several times. There have been no reports on the number of casualties.

The attacks followed 17 airstrikes against al-Sawad military base south of the Yemeni capital Sana’a, which triggered massive explosions.

Similar attacks were also carried out in southeastern Dhamar province, southern province of Shabwa and north the western Hajjah province.

According to Yemen's Freedom House Foundation, the Saudi airstrikes have claimed the lives of about 4,000 Yemeni people so far while more than 6,887 others have been wounded.

About 16 million of Yemen’s population of 25 million need assistance and water supplies, and health services are on the verge of collapse, aid organizations have warned.

Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 -- without a UN mandate -- in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls Sana’a and other major provinces, and to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.[ptv]

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