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Saudi military goes on with new airstrikes on Yemen

Iran Press TV

Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:48AM

The regime in Riyadh has conducted new airstrikes on Yemen, nearly ten months into Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign against its impoverished southern neighbor.

On Sunday, Saudi warplanes bombarded residential areas in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, more than twenty times.

The warplanes also targeted the Yemeni army's headquarters in the Huth district of Amran Province. The Majzar district of Ma'rib Province came under four Saudi strikes.

Yemen's al-Masirah news channel reported that the Sahar district of the northwestern province of Sa'ada was pounded by Saudi jets.

Local Yemeni sources also said Saudi warships launched rocket attacks on the Mukha district of the province of Ta'izz.

In a separate development, Yemeni soldiers backed by the Houthi Ansarullah fighters, launched a retaliatory missile attack on a military base in Saudi Arabia's southwestern province of Najran. Yemenis also destroyed a bulldozer belonging to Saudi mercenaries in the Jebel Hilan of Ma'rib.

Also on Sunday, unknown gunmen shot dead a Yemeni police colonel along with his wife in the province of Aden.

Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine Ansarullah and restore power to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Some 8,300 people have been killed and over 16,000 others injured since the strikes began. The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen's infrastructure.

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

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