Two children killed in Saudi aggression against Yemen

Two children killed in Saudi aggression against Yemen

At least three people, including two children, have lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets launched an aerial attack in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against its impoverished neighbor.

At least three people, including two children, have lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets launched an aerial attack in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against its impoverished neighbor.

On Thursday morning, Saudi warplanes bombarded a residential neighborhood in the Dahwan area of Razih district, leaving a Yemeni man and his two children dead. The victim’s wife also sustained injuries in the air strike, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen satellite news network reported.

Earlier in the day, at least 23 people were killed and tens of others suffered injuries when Saudi military aircraft struck a wedding ceremony in Sanban area of Yemen’s central western  province of Dhamar, situated about 100km (60 miles) south-east of the capital, Sana’a.

The development came just more than two weeks after at least 131 civilians were killed and many more sustained injuries in a Saudi airstrike against a wedding celebration in the Mokha port city, situated 346 kilometers (214 miles) south of Sana’a.

Hospital officials also said 70 women are among the victims of the airborne assault.

Saudi jets also pounded a military checkpoint of Brigade 26 Mika in Yemen’s southwestern province of al-Bayda, thought there were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused.

On Wednesday, Yemeni army soldiers backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees targeted a Saudi warship in the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, sinking the vessel. Other Saudi destroyers reportedly fled the area following the attack.

According to reports, the sunken ship had fired a barrage of rockets and missiles on residential areas in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz, inflicting casualties and destruction there.

Earlier on Wednesday, a Saudi soldier was killed in a retaliatory rocket attack by Yemeni forces on a military base in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Jizan. The Saudi Interior Ministry later confirmed the death of the trooper.

Yemen has been under military strikes on a daily basis since Saudi forces launched their military aggression against their southern neighbor on March 26, in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

About 6,400 people have reportedly lost their lives in the Saudi airstrikes, and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured since March. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, 505 children are among the fatalities.

The UN reported on October 6 that some 114,000 people have also been forced to flee the war-stricken country due to the Saudi aggression.




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