Dozens of civilians have been killed and several others injured in the latest Saudi airstrikes across Yemen, a Yemeni television says.
Saudi warplanes attacked the al-Safra district of Yemen’s Sa’ada province on Tuesday morning, killing five people and injuring scores of others.
The television said Saudi military aircraft dropped cluster bombs on villages and residential areas elsewhere in the province, leaving scores of people dead or injured.
Seven people also died and a number of others were injured when Saudi warplanes bombarded Mount al-Dhin region of Yemen’s northwestern province of Amran.
Moreover, four civilians were injured after Saudi warplanes struck a number of areas in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah. Two of the injured are reportedly in critical condition.
Separately, Saudi jets pounded the Saqin district of the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, leaving a couple dead and three women injured.
Yemeni army soldiers fired a Qaher-1 (Conqueror-1) ballistic missile at an oil facility run by the state-owned Aramco petroleum and natural gas company in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border province of Jizan. The Saudi military said it had intercepted a projectile.
Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March. The Saudi military strikes were launched to supposedly undermine the Ansarullah movement and bring Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Manur Hadi back to power.
More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since March. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.