Yemen

Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave some 2 dozen civilians dead across Yemen

At least 22 civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injures when Saudi warplanes carried out multiple airstrikes against residential areas across Yemen as the Riyadh regime continues with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its impoverished neighbor.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network on Monday, three civilians were killed and four others wounded when Saudi fighter jets pounded border areas in Razeh district of the northern province of Sa’ada.

The report, citing local sources, added that a separate airstrike in the same province killed at least four people, including a young girl and old woman, and injured a child.

Earlier on Monday, Saudi warplanes also carried out a number of airstrikes on Mohoal area in Kodeer district in the southwestern province of Ta’izz, killing 15 members of a family. Moreover, one civilian was killed and five others were injured in a separate strike in the same area.

The Saudi aggression was launched in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.

The offensive has, however, achieved neither of its goals despite the spending of billions of petrodollars and the enlisting of Saudi Arabia’s regional and Western allies.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured during the past three years.

The United Nations says a record 22.2 million people are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. A high-ranking UN aid official recently warned against the “catastrophic” living conditions in Yemen, stating that there was a growing risk of famine and cholera there.

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