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Riyadh warplanes attack Yemen 80 times, kill more civilians

Iran Press TV

Sun Sep 4, 2016 10:24AM

Several Yemeni civilians, including a child, have been killed as Saudi warplanes carried out more than 80 airstrikes on different areas across its southern neighbor.

According to Yemen's al-Masirah television, Saudi military aircraft targeted residential areas in the Yemeni provinces of Sana'a, Ta'izz, Hajjah, Mahwit, Omran and Hudaydah around 50 times in the early hours of Sunday.

Riyadh's air raids on the al-Sabain district of Sana'a Province killed one child and wounded over 20 others.

An unspecified number of civilians also lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets attacked residential areas north of the Ta'izz airport.

The Saudi air force also bombed the districts of Midi and Haraz in Hajjah Province some 30 times, with no immediate reports of casualties.

Meanwhile, the death toll from a Saturday airstrikes on residential neighborhoods in Baqim district, south of Sana'a, reached nine.

In response, Yemeni forces also fired missiles on Saudi military vehicles in the kingdom's border region of Jizan.

The Tawal-Harad border crossing was also hit by Yemeni mortar shells. Reports say a Saudi soldier was killed in the retaliatory attack.

Several Saudi forces also sustained in similar Yemeni raids on Saudi Arabia's Najran Province.

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015, with the UN putting the death toll from the military aggression at about 10,000.

The offensive was launched in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Saudi ally who has resigned as president in 2014 and fled to Riyadh.

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