Yemen: 25 civilians kill in Saudi airstrikes

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Yemen
Monday, 21 September 2015

At least 25 civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes against residential areas in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a.

Scores were also wounded after Saudi warplanes targeted the districts of Hasbah, Sawan as well as a sports stadium in the capital on Monday, Yemen’s Saba Net news agency reported.

The report further said that several residential houses as well as an administrative building were destroyed in the air raids.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units carried out retaliatory attacks on Saudi soil, killing three Saudi soldiers. The Saudi soldiers lost their lives when the allied forces launched an attack on al-Jalah military base in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Jizan on Sunday.

Yemeni military sources confirmed earlier in the day that they had downed a Saudi Apache helicopter in the al-Safer area in the central Ma’rib province.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The conflict has reportedly left more than 6,100 people dead and thousands of others wounded.

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