Nine Yemeni civilians killed, nearly 20 injured as Saudi jets hit Amran

Nine Yemeni civilians killed, nearly 20 injured as Saudi jets hit Amran
26 Jun

At least nine civilians, mostly women and children have lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets carried out a string of airstrikes against a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern province of Amran as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its devastating campaign against the conflict-plagued country.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing officials, said that 20 civilian also sustained injuries after Saudi warplanes bombed houses in the al-Barid neighborhood of Amran city early on Monday.

Severe damage was reported as Saudi jets also pounded a military barracks and communication building in the city.

On Saturday, at least six civilian were killed when Saudi Arabia conducted aerial assaults against an educational complex in the Kitaf wa al-Boqe’e district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

On June 13, the invaders launched a major offensive to take the Houthi-held Hudaydah, a densely-populated city and the war-torn country’s most vital port, which is the entry point for 70 percent of the impoverished country’s imports. The offensive, however, failed to achieve its goal, thanks to firm resistance mounted by Yemeni troops and Houthi fighters in defense of the city.

Mohammad Abdulsalam, a spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah, has warned the United States and its allies against providing a cover for Saudi Arabia’s atrocities in Yemen.

The warning came as Several Western countries, the US and the UK in particular, are accused of being complicit in the aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.

The photo shows the aftermath of an airstrike by Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s Amran city on June 25, 2018. (Photo by al-Masirah television)

The Houthi movement, which is a significant aid to the Yemeni army in defending the country against the invading forces, has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration during the past three years.

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 to reinstall a former Saudi-backed regime and crush the Houthi movement.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and an accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.

The Saudi aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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