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Saudi warplanes pound areas across Yemen

Iran Press TV

Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:1AM

Saudi military aircraft have conducted a fresh round of attacks against several areas across Yemen.

On Wednesday morning, scores of people were killed or injured as Saudi fighter jets launched airstrikes against the northwestern Yemeni city of Sa'ada, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the capital, Sana'a. Several cars were burned in the attacks, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

Fierce clashes also broke out between Houthi Ansarullah fighters and militants loyal to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the city of Ta'izz, situated 260 kilometers (166 miles) south of the capital, Sana'a. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties.

Moreover, a warehouse for medical supplies went up in flames after a mortar shell fired by Saudi forces struck the facility in Ta'izz.

On Tuesday, four civilians lost their lives when Saudi warplanes pounded al-Yatmah district in Yemen's northern province of Jawf.

Saudi fighter jets also bombarded a number of residential buildings in the Maran district of Yemen's arid and mountainous province of Sa'ada, leaving three women dead.

Earlier in the day, three people were killed and five others injured when Saudi aircraft pounded Dhi al-Sufal district in the southern Yemeni province of Ibb.

Meanwhile, three civilians lost their lives after Saudi military aircraft targeted a number of houses in Hamdan district on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital. Four people also sustained injuries in the attack.

A local security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a Saudi airstrike in al-Ari district of Ta'izz Province killed three people and wounded six others.

Meanwhile, Yemeni army troopers and members of allied Popular Committees fired 11 rockets at Saudi military bases in Jazan region close to the border with Yemen. Yemeni forces also fired 10 rockets at the Saudi bases of Ain al-Hare and Malaha in the same area.

Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi revolutionaries and bring Riyadh's staunch ally, Hadi, back to power. The Saudi aggression has so far left nearly 4,300 people dead. Meanwhile, the United Nation says nearly 2,000 people have been killed and 7,330 injured due to the conflict in Yemen since March 19.

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