Saudi Warplanes Flatten Yemeni Mosque

Published February 25th, 2018 - 11:48 GMT
Saudi Warplanes (AFP/File Photo)
Saudi Warplanes (AFP/File Photo)

Saudi Arabian warplanes have flattened a mosque in Yemen's west-central Ma’rib Province, and stricken another in the northwestern Sa’da Province.

The first attack targeted the mosque in Ma’rib’s Sirwah district, Yemeni news website Sahafah24 reported on Sunday.

Yemen’s al-Masirah television network published a video released by the country’s War Media outlet showing the moment the structure fell into ruin.

A day earlier, the aircraft targeted a mosque and other religious centers in Sa’ada’s Razih District.

Two people were wounded in Saudi airstrikes in Sa’ada’s Sahar district. A woman was also injured in a Saudi attack targeting a road in the province’s Saqayn district.

The footage broadcast on al-Masirah also showed the aftermath of the attacks on Sa’ada.

The Saudi military campaign was launched in March 2015 with the aim of reinstalling Yemen’s former Riyadh-backed government and crushing the country’s Houthi movement..

Around 13,600 Yemenis have so far lost their lives in the war, which also recruits many of Saudi Arabia’s regional allies, and enjoys logistical, political, and arms support from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has also imposed an all-out blockade over Yemen’s ports, saying it was aimed at preventing transfers of weapons to the Houthis. The siege has been depriving the most impoverished Arab nation of direly-needed food and medicine.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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