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11 civilians hurt as Saudi warplanes hit northwest Yemen

Iran Press TV

Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:20AM

Nearly a dozen civilians have sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets carried out an airstrike in Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada.

Saudi military aircraft bombarded a pedestrian crossing in the al-Safra district of the province, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the capital, Sana'a, on Saturday morning, leaving eleven people injured, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported.

Saudi warplanes also launched four aerial attacks against a number of residential neighborhoods in the Dhahyan district of the same Yemeni province. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

The development came only two days after at least 32 people, including 14 members of a family, lost their lives in two separate air raids against Dhahyan.

Additionally, Saudi jets targeted a government building and police headquarters in the central Yemeni city of al-Bayda, located about 210 kilometers (130 miles) southeast of Sana'a, on Saturday, though no reports of casualties were available.

Saudi warplanes also struck al-Mafraq district of Yemen's northern province of al-Jawf, but there were no reports of casualties.

Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March last year. The Saudi military strikes were launched to supposedly undermine the Ansarullah movement and bring fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, back to power.

At least 8,278 people, among them 2,236 children, have reportedly been killed and 16,015 others injured, since March. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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