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Fresh Saudi air raids leave 7 dead in Yemen

Iran Press TV

Sat May 30, 2015 6:55AM

At least seven people have been killed and several others wounded in the latest wave of airstrikes conducted by Saudi Arabia against Yemen.

The casualties came after Saudi warplanes bombarded a hospital in the Bani Hashish district of Yemen's western province of Sana'a on Saturday.

Saudi fighter jets also demolished two houses in the Saqin district of Sa'ada Province.

Saudi warplanes further pounded residential areas in the districts of al-Hamidan and Maran in Sa'ada, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV network.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese TV channel al-Manar reported the bombing of the building of a technical vocational center in Heymeh in Sana'a Province.

Al-Manar further reported that Saudi jets fired more than 100 missiles into residential border regions of al-Malahiz, al-Manzaleh and al-Hesameh in Sa'ada.

According to the Arabic-language news website, Yemen Now, Saudi warplanes repeatedly attacked premises belonging to Yemen's Air Force in the northern part of Sana'a overnight.

Al-Deylami air base in Sana'a was also hit by four missiles, causing an explosion in a warehouse.

Meanwhile, a government compound in Yemen's Western Hudaydah province was targeted by Saudi airstrikes.

Al-Anad military base in the impoverished country's southern Lahij Province was also bombarded six times by Saudi planes.

In a separate development, there are reports of the advances of popular committees, backed by Ansarullah fighters, suggesting that they inflicted heavy losses on al-Qaeda militants in the central Shabwah Province.

According to the Yemen Saba Net news agency the Yemeni army has made gains against terrorists in the southwestern Tai'zz Province.

Saudi Arabia has been conducting military strikes against Yemen since March 26 without a UN mandate. About 2,000 people have been killed and over 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict in the Arab country since March 19, according to the UN.


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