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Saudi fighter jets keep pounding cities across Yemen

Iran Press TV

Sun May 3, 2015 1:20PM

Saudi warplanes have resumed the bombing of Yemen, targeting strategic cities in the impoverished Arab country.

According to media reports on Sunday, the fighter jets carried out three sorties on the port city of al-Hudaydah and pounded an air defense base there six times.

The Saudi warplanes also pounded the building housing the governor's office in the port city of Crater in the Aden Governorate, and bombed several positions at Aden's international airport.

There has been no immediate report on the number of casualties or the size of material damage in the Yemeni cities.

The Saudi fighter jets also bombarded the northern Yemeni city of Sa'ada, injuring three people there.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 - without a UN 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, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operation, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

On Friday, the World Health Organization said 1,244 Yemenis lost their lives and 5,044 others were injured from March 19 to April 27. Hundreds of women and children are among the victims, according to the WHO.


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