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Saudi Arabia keeps bombing Yemen, kills 5 in Amran

Iran Press TV

Sun Aug 9, 2015 9:58AM

Saudi Arabia continues its deadly aggression against Yemen, killing at least five civilians in its latest airstrikes in the province of Amran.

The civilians lost their lives on Sunday after Saudi warplanes bombarded the district of Harf Sufyan in the northwestern Yemeni province.

The Yemeni jets also bombarded government buildings in the northern province of al-Jawf late on Saturday.

At least ten civilians were killed and a number of them were injured after Saudi jets carried out multiple raids on residential areas in a village in the southwestern province of Ibb.

The Yemeni warplanes also bombarded the district of Zinjibar in the southern province of Abyan.

In a separate development in the country, militants loyal to Yemen's fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, fired rockets on several areas in the southwestern province of Ta'iz, killing at least five people.

Al-Qaeda-linked militants also launched an attack on the city of Ta'iz, killing one civilian and injuring a child.

Riyadh began 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 Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.

According to the United Nations, the war on Yemen has killed some 4,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, since late March. Local Yemeni sources, however, put the fatality figure at a much higher number.

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