New Saudi aerial attacks kill 16 in Yemen


SANAA: At least 16 civilians have lost their lives and 18 others sustained injuries in a new round of airstrikes carried out by Saudi military aircraft against various regions across Yemen.

On Wednesday morning, Saudi fighter jets struck a residential building in the Saqin district of the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, razing it to the ground, the Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

A Shia Muslim cleric, identified as Allameh Homaizah, and five members of his family were killed in the aerial attack. Two children and a woman were reportedly among the victims.

The development came only hours after Saudi warplanes pounded the Razih district in the same province, leaving nine civilians dead and five others wounded.

Earlier on Tuesday, one person was killed and two others were injured when Saudi jets targeted a residential neighborhood of the city of Haraz in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded a government compound in the Mikras district of the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda. Five people sustained injuries in the strike.

Moreover, Saudi military aircraft launched 18 airstrikes against Hudaydah, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital, Sana’a. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.

A worker was also injured when Saudi warplanes bombed the iconic Red Sea mills in the city twice.

Separately, Saudi jets struck the airport and several other military sites in Hudaydah, sending the fuel station at the airport up in flames.

The United Nations says at least 2,600 people have been killed and 11,000 others wounded due to the conflict in Yemen since March 19.


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