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Saudi fighter jets continue to pound more areas across Yemen

Iran Press TV

Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:8PM

Saudi warplanes have reportedly carried out fresh aerial assaults on Yemen, bombarding several places across the impoverished country.

According to local media reports on Friday, Saudi fighter jets pounded two districts in Yemen's southern port city of Aden. There are no immediate reports of casualties in the attacks.

Reports further said dozens of people were killed after a Saudi air raid targeted a wedding ceremony in Yemen's southwestern province of Ad Dali'.

Two Saudi airstrikes also hit al-Houta district in the southern Yemeni province of Lahij.

Meanwhile, Riyadh's forces shelled the Razih district in the northwestern province of Sa'ada.

Earlier in the day, Saudi warplanes bombed the airport in the southwestern city of Ta'izz. The airstrikes on a street in the city killed at least six people, including two children.

Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against Yemen on March 26 - without a United Nations mandate - in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country's fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operation, which claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people in 27 days. However, sporadic airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country.

The Saudi aggression against Yemen has claimed the lives of more than 100 children over the past month, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


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