Saudi warplanes continue airstrikes in Yemen

Saudi warplanes have carried out an airstrike against a military academy in Yemen as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against Popular Committees, loyal to Houthi Ansarullah fighters, in the Arab country. 

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Saudi fighter jets struck the military academy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on Sunday morning, leaving a number of people killed and injured,

Shortly afterwards, Saudi military aircraft pounded Ansarullah positions in al-Jeraf district, which lies in the northern part of Sana’a.

Two civilians were also killed on Sunday as Saudi warplanes struck al-Khafji district in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

This as local residents in al-Zahrah village of the southwestern province of Taiz are rummaging through the debris of houses destroyed in Saudi airborne attacks, and have so far recovered the dead bodies of 15 civilians, among them women and children.

The developments come on the same day as Ansarullah revolutionaries, backed by allied forces, managed to wrest control over government headquarters in the city of Ma’rib, located about 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of Sana’a.

A Saudi border guard looks through binoculars at a post on the Saudi-Yemeni border on April 6, 2015. (© AFP)


Meanwhile, earlier in the day, tens of Saudi soldiers were killed and a number of others captured during a retaliatory attack by tribal forces on a military site near the Yemeni border.

According to Yemeni reports, members of the Takhya tribe launched a surprise attack on al-Minare military base in Saudi Arabia near the northern Yemeni border city of Sa’ada on Sunday.

The attack was reportedly carried out in retaliation for repeated Saudi aerial assaults on the positions of the tribe and the slaughter of its members.

The tribesmen also seized large amounts of arms and ammunition, as well as a number of military vehicles from Saudi forces.

Yemenis dig graves on April 4, 2015 to bury the victims of a Saudi airstrike against the village of Bani Matar, Yemen. (© AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26 without a UN mandate in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s former fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hundreds of civilians, including women and children, have been killed in the attacks.

By Press TV