08 October 2016 - 20:12
News ID: 424165
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Rasa - Saudi warplanes have carried out airstrikes against the Yemeni capital Sana’a, targeting a crowded funeral ceremony.
Yemen

RNA - Officials say at least 45 people were killed in the assaults. The Saudi jets conducted at least nine airstrikes on Khamis street in southern Sana’a. The building where the event was underway was seriously damaged in the attacks.


The funeral was for the father of a senior Yemeni official.

Yemen’s al-Masirah television said hospitals in the capital were desperately in need of blood donations.


In September last year, Saudi jets bombarded a wedding ceremony in the town of Mokha in the southwestern province of Ta’izz, killing over 130 civilians. The victims were mostly women and children.

Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a deadly campaign against Yemen since March 2015. Riyadh’s aggression, which has killed more than 10,000 in Yemen, was launched in an attempt to restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh who has resigned as Yemen’s president but seeks to force his way back into power.

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