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New Saudi air raids leave 13 dead across Yemen after truce

Iran Press TV

Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:30PM

Over a dozen people have reportedly been killed in the latest Saudi airstrikes across violence-hit Yemen, after a so-called UN-sponsored ceasefire came into effect in the impoverished country.

Al-Masirah news channel reported on Saturday that Saudi fighter jets struck two oil tankers and a vehicle, killing at least eight people, including women and children, in the southern province of al-Bayda.

Saudi air raids also targeted the southern province of Dhale. Two people were killed while two others sustained injures in the attack.

Reports also said that Saudi attacks claimed the lives of two children in the southwestern province of Ta'izz.

Meanwhile, one person was killed after Saudi jets bombarded the Abs district of the province of Hajjah overnight.

Earlier, the Sahar district of Sa'ada Province as well as several areas in the capital, Sana'a, and a residential complex in the city of Ta'izz came under Saudi attacks.

Saudi warplanes also hit areas across the Yemeni provinces of Aden and Lahij.

The attacks occurred after the humanitarian truce came into force at 23:59 local time (2059 GMT) on Friday.

Also on Friday, the United Nations Security Council called on all sides of the Yemen conflict to observe the break in fighting, which is slated to run up to the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on July 17.

Saudi Arabia started 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, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Over 3,000 people, including 1,500 civilians, have been killed over the past three months in Yemen, according to the UN.

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