• Saudi warships strike northwestern Yemeni village, six civilians dead

At least six civilians have lost their lives when Saudi military vessels deployed in the Red Sea launched a barrage of missiles at a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah as the Riyadh regime continues with its atrocious military campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the warships fired the projectiles at al-Sadah village in the Hayran district of the province on Wednesday afternoon.

The sources added that there were women and children among the fallen victims.

Later in the day, scores of Saudi-backed Yemeni militiamen loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed and injured when a powerful bomb explosion ripped through their position in the al-Zobab region of Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

Yemeni governor escapes assassination attempt in Aden

Meanwhile, the governor of Ta’izz province has survived a roadside bomb that struck his convoy in the port city of Aden

A local security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Ameen Mahmoud was targeted in the Enma neighborhood of the city, which is located approximately 420 kilometers (260 miles) south of the capital Sana'a, on Tuesday following a meeting with a number of high-ranking Saudi-backed officials.

The official added that the governor escaped the explosion with minor wounds, but a number of his companions were killed during the incident.

Ambulances quickly rushed to the bombing site, while security forces were deployed around the area.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet, but local Yemeni sources blamed al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants for being behind such explosions.




Aug 15, 2018 19:05 UTC