Saudi warplanes hit Yemen, kill 17 civilians in 24 hours

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Saudi Arab
Saturday, 13 August 2016


At least 17 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and nearly two dozen others injured in about 90 airstrikes carried out by Saudi warplanes on Yemen in 24 hours.

Yemen's official Saba Net news agency reported Saturday that at least six children were killed when a Saudi jet hit a school in Hidan district of the northwestern province of Sa'ada. The strike also killed an old man and a woman, and wounded at least 10 other civilians.

Six civilians, including three other children and a woman, from the same family were also killed when their home in Razih district of the province was targeted by a Saudi warplane. Five people were also wounded.

Two other children also lost their lives and three other civilians were injured when their home was bombarded in Mahdidah area in Baqim district of the province.

Saudi warplanes also carried out seven airstrikes on the districts of Ashah and Bani Suraym in the western province of Amran. Reports said at least one civilian was killed.

Saudi warplanes also hit areas in the provinces of Ta'izz, Sana'a, Ma'rib and Mahwit.


On Friday, the United Nations announced that more than 270 people have been killed and over 540 others have been wounded in Yemen over the past four months.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said he was “deeply alarmed” by the humanitarian situation across the crisis-hit country as local media reports indicate that “children and women are being killed and maimed, homes being destroyed… by both ground fighting and airstrikes” carried out by Saudi warplanes particularly in the capital Sana'a and the provinces of Sana'a, Ta'izz, and Hudaydah.

About 10,000 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others injured since March 26, 2015, when the regime in Riyadh began its deadly campaign against Yemen.

The Saudi regime defends its airstrikes on markets and clinics in Yemen, alleging that armed forces are positioned at the sites.

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