Saudi airstrikes in Yemen: 15 civilians killed in Taiz operations

Published August 28th, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Fighters loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi march toward a hilltop position in Taiz on August 18, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)
Fighters loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi march toward a hilltop position in Taiz on August 18, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)

Saudi warplanes killed at least 15 civilians in Yemen’s southwestern province of Taiz.

According to local media reports, the Saudi jets attacked a minibus carrying civilians in the Shar’eb region of the provinces.

Saudi planes also targeted a gas station and a power plant in multiple raids on the provinces of Sa’ada, Hajjah, and Amran.

Since Friday, Riyadh’s jets have hit the three northern provinces over 50 times, causing vast destruction and casualties. At least 11 people, including two children, died in a series of attacks on Sa’ada.

In another attack on Friday, nearly a dozen civilians, including two children, were killed and several others injured when Saudi military aircraft attacked various residential areas across the country.

Yemen has seen almost daily military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March 2015, with internal sources putting the toll from the bloody aggression at about 10,000. The offensive was launched to crush the Houthi rebels and their allies and restore power to the embattled Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the original.

 


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