At least three people, including one child, have been killed in Saudi Arabia's latest airstrike on its impoverished neighbor Yemen.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - At least three people, including one child, have been killed in Saudi Arabia's latest airstrike on its impoverished neighbor Yemen.
The late Saturday attack was carried out on the Ghamar district of Sa’ada province.
The attack came shortly after Saudi warplanes bombed Yemen’s Oil Company in the capital Sana’a, killing at least four people.
Earlier in the day, at least six Yemeni people, including three children and two women, were killed in several Saudi airstrikes on the provinces of Sa’ada, Amran and Hudaydah.
Also on Saturday, the Yemeni army said that its military drones have bombarded a Saudi airport in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Asir for the second time in more than a month, forcing the authorities to suspend all flights to and from the regional airport.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing an unnamed official in the air defense unit of the army, said that Yemeni drones had targeted Abha International Airport with several airstrikes earlier in the day, inflicting damage upon it.
In the past couple of months, Yemeni army units, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees and fighters from the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, have managed to hit different targets, either military or economic targets, in Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles, rockets or drone attacks.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in support of the country’s former Riyadh-friendly government. 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 until then.
In one of the deadliest air raids, Saudi warplanes last month targeted a wedding ceremony in Hajjah several times, killing almost 50 people and wounding 55 others. Saudi jets also carried out raids on the ambulances transporting the casualties to local hospitals.
The Saudi-led countries engaged in the war on Yemen have also blockaded the already-impoverished country.
According to the UN figures, a record 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.