Saudi airstrikes kill at least 26 people in Yemen
Iran Press TV
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:17AM
At least 26 Yemeni people have been killed and scores of others sustained injuries in Saudi Arabia's latest airstrikes, as Riyadh's unabated aggression against the impoverished and war-torn country continues.
The Yemeni al-Masirah news channel reported on Wednesday that Saudi fighter jets killed at least 19 people and wounded a number of others in Yemen's southwestern province of Ta'izz.
Saudi warplanes also pounded Ayn and Bayhan districts in Yemen's southern province of Shabwa, leaving seven civilians killed and a number of others injured.
On Wednesday, the Yemeni capital Sana'a was also the target of the heaviest bombardments in recent weeks, with Saudi fighter jets reportedly carrying out over 20 raids in less than half an hour.
Elsewhere, the Saudi warplanes launched at least six air raids in Yemen's central province of Ma'rib. No reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted were immediately available.
Yemen's army and allied popular committees, in response, targeted a Saudi military base in the kingdom's southwestern Jizan border region, inflicting damage to the base.
Reports say that more foreign forces are joining the Saudi aggression against the war-torn Yemen. Some 1,000 Qatari military forces, backed by more than 200 armored vehicles and 30 Apache combat helicopters, have so far joined the Saudi forces.
Some 6,000 Sudanese soldiers are also expected to join the Saudi ground forces in aggression against the impoverished country.
Reuters also reported on Wednesday that as many as 800 Egyptian soldiers have arrived in Yemen to aid the Saudi army in its war against Yemen.
Earlier, the Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV reported that 10,000 foreign troops are operating in Yemen.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia began its aggression against Yemen – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the country's fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The conflict has so far left about 4,500 people dead and thousands of others wounded, the UN says. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.
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