Saudi strikes Houthi strongholds of Saada and Taiz
The warplanes targeted the city of Saada in northern Yemen, and the city of Taiz in the south. (AFP/File)
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Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh airstrikes against Yemen, hitting the northern city of Saada and Taiz in the south, local officials and witnesses said.
The attack hit the al-Tariq airbase in Ta’izz, located in southwestern Yemen, they told AFP.
Air strikes also targeted arms depots in Malaheez region in the northern city of Saada near the border with Saudi Arabia.
Saudi air raids also struck the civil airport in Saada, according to the same sources.
Saudi warplanes started bombing the positions of the Houthi fighters and launched attacks against the Sanaa airport and the Dulaimi airbase early on Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday, Hezbollah slammed as “unwise” and “illegitimate” Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen.
“Hezbollah strongly condemns the US-Saudi aggression targeting the brotherly people of Yemen and the national army and vital installations,” a statement from Hezbollah’s media office said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also called on Saudi Arabia to immediately cease its military aggression against Yemen.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry slammed Saudi Arabia's aggression against its southern neighbor with Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, saying, “Such a scenario cannot lead to the conflict’s settlement by definition.”
The European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, also raised concerns about the situation in Yemen, saying, “The latest events in Yemen have dramatically worsened the already fragile situation in the country and risk having serious regional consequences.
-Ed: This article has been edited from source material.
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