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Saudi fighter jets continue to bombard Yemen

Iran Press TV

Wed Jan 6, 2016 10:19AM

Saudi warplanes have carried out new airstrikes across Yemen, hitting, among other places, an airport in the capital, Sana'a, along with an airbase.

According to Yemen's al-Masirah news channel, Saudi warplanes bombarded the al-Dailami airbase as well as the international airport and the al-Nahdain district of Sana'a on Wednesday.

Local media reports said a truck carrying gas cylinders was also targeted and exploded during the raids.

Meanwhile, two civilians lost their lives in a Saudi airstrike on the Yemeni province of Dhale.

In another development, various parts of Yemen's northern Sa'ada Province came under Saudi air raids and mortar attacks. Also on Wednesday, Saudi fighter jets launched several strikes on the Yemeni provinces of Ma'rib and Jawf, killing and wounding a number of civilians.

As the Saudi attacks against Yemen continue, Yemeni army soldiers backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement are engaged in fierce clashes with Saudi mercenaries in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta'izz.

Saudi Arabia began the campaign against Yemen in late March 2015. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi. More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since the strikes began. The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country's facilities and infrastructure.

Yemenis have, meanwhile, been carrying out retaliatory attacks against the Saudi forces deployed in the country as well as targets inside Saudi Arabia.

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