TEHRAN: Saudi warplanes bombed residential areas in Yemen’s northern province of Jawf, killing at least nine civilians.
Two buildings in al-Masafa al-Marazeeq area of the al-Hazm district were targeted by Saudi jets on Wednesday afternoon, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.
The raids left nine civilians, including two women and a boy, dead. Seven other people, including 5 children and two women, sustained injuries.
Earlier in the day, Saudi-led warplanes launched five airstrikes against al-Aqsha’ area in the same district of Jawf province. There were, however, no immediate reports of possible casualties.
Separately, fighter jets pounded an area in the Kitaf wa al-Boqe’e district of the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada. The number of casualties was not immediately known.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been conducting a bloody military aggression in Yemen with help from its regional allies, and using arms supplied by its Western backers. The aim of the war has been to bring Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Yemeni armed forces have been boosting their military capabilities and responding to the attacks using domestic missiles and drones, and targeting sensitive oil installations and military sites deep inside the Saudi territory.