Saudi military aircraft have conducted a fresh round of attacks against several areas across Yemen as Riyadh presses ahead with an atrocious military campaign against its impoverished southern neighbor.
On Wednesday morning, massive explosions shook the Yemeni capital of Sana’a as Saudi fighter jets launched 10 airstrikes against the May 22 residential complex in the western neighborhood of Sawad Hanash, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.
There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage the assault inflicted.
Saudi warplanes have also carried out 18 airstrikes against Nashour district of Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada since late night.
Saudi jets also bombarded a Yemeni air force base on al-Settin Street, a special forces army base in the northern Hasabah neighborhood and a local radio station building close to the premises of the Yemeni parliament.
A Houthi Ansarullah fighter points to a house destroyed in a Saudi airstrike in the capital, Sana’a, May 29, 2015. (© AFP)
Separately, Saudi warplanes pounded Bakil al-Mir, al-Marzaq and Haraz districts in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah.
Late on Tuesday, at least eight people, among them three women and as many children, lost their lives after Saudi military aircraft targeted a number of houses in Hamdan district on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital. Four people also sustained injuries in the attack.
Saudi warplanes also struck a petrol station in the southern Yemeni province of Ibb on Tuesday, leaving four people killed and ten others injured.
Earlier in the day, two people were killed and more than 10 others injured when Saudi jets targeted a government building in Sana’a.
Yemeni men gather at the site of a Saudi airstrike in the capital, Sana’a, on May 27, 2015. (© AFP)
Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the capital, Sana’a, and major provinces, and to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
According to the UN, nearly 2,000 people have been killed and 7,330 injured due to the conflict in Yemen since March 19.
A Yemeni man receives treatment as he rests in a bed at a hospital in the capital, Sana’a, on May 27, 2015. (© AFP)
On May 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement that innocent Yemeni people are paying the “highest price” in the deadly Saudi aggression against Yemen.