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15 September 2017 - 18:51
News ID: 432436
Rasa - At least four civilians have lost their lives when Saudi military aircraft conducted an airstrike in Yemen's southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime continues with its devastating aerial bombardment campaign against its impoverished and conflict-ridden southern neighbor.
People visit a graveyard allocated for fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the ongoing Yemeni conflict in the northwestern Yemeni city of Sa’ada on September 3, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

RNA - Local sources said the assault targeted a truck as it was travelling along a road in the al-Barada area of al-Barh town in the province, situated 346 kilometers (214 miles) south of the capital Sana’a, on Friday afternoon, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.


Saudi warplanes also carried out five airstrikes against an outdoor market in al-Barh. There were, however, no immediate reports about the number of possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.


Later in the day, Yemeni soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees launched two domestically-produced Zelzal-2 (Earthquake-2) missiles at a gathering of militiamen loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, but no words on casualties were reported.


Yemeni troops and their allies also fired a barrage of rockets at al-Makhrouq al-Kabir, al-Mostahaddeth, Raqabah and al-Sadis military bases in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran.


US drone strike leaves three people dead in southern Yemen


Meanwhile, three people were killed when a US unmanned aerial vehicle struck an area in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan.


A local security official and residents said the strike targeted Mudiyah district, identifying the trio as suspected members of the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Takfiri terrorist outfit.


AQAP as well as the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have exploited more than two years of Saudi Arabia’s war against the Yemeni nation, trying to deepen their influence in the impoverished country by launching bombings and shooting attacks.


Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.


More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the campaign more than two and a half years ago. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.


The Saudi war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.


According to data provided by the World Health Organization and Yemen’s Health Ministry, the country’s cholera outbreak, the worst on record in terms of its rapid spread, has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, with some districts still reporting sharp rises in new cases.


The United Nations also says the Saudi war has left some 17 million Yemenis hungry, nearly seven million facing famine, and about 16 million almost without access to water or sanitation.



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