Casualties reported as Saudi warplanes bomb Yemeni capital
Saudi warplanes launch fresh airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sana’a, leaving several casualties along with material damage.
They bombed Dhahaban town, which lies on the outskirts of the capital Sana’a, early Saturday, Yemen's al-Masirah television network said.
Earlier, Saudi warplanes conducted two airstrikes against an area in the Harf Sufyan district of Yemen’s northwestern province of ‘Amran.
Saudi aircraft also launched a dozen air raids against the al-Jubah and Sirwah districts in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib.
Hudaydah truce violated 128 times in 24 hours
Yemen’s official Saba news agency reported on Friday that Saudi-backed militants had violated 128 times during the past 24 hours a ceasefire agreement on the western coastal province of Hudaydah.
The report, citing an unnamed source in Yemen’s Liaison and Coordination Officers Operations Room, said the violations included 21 reconnaissance flights over various regions in addition to 35 counts of artillery shelling and 51 shooting incidents.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and other key Western powers, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi’s government back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah resistance movement.
Having failed to reach its professed goals, the war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis martyred and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.