Saudi warplanes strike Sana’a international airport

Saudi military aircraft have pounded fresh areas in Yemen as Riyadh pushes ahead with its deadly military campaign against the neighboring Arab nation.

Saudi fighter jets bombarded the international airport in the capital, Sana’a, on Tuesday afternoon, setting ablaze an airliner operated by Sa’ada Company and parked on the runway. There were no immediate reports of possible casualties.

Additionally, Saudi warplanes struck the al-Dailami air base in northern Sana’a and destroyed the runway, which is adjacent to the civil airport.

Medical officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said two women died when Saudi artillery fire hit a residential neighborhood in Harad district of the province, located 15 kilometers (nine miles) from the Saudi border, on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, one civilian was killed and several others were injured when Saudi jets pounded Sawfan neighborhood of the capital.

Saudi warplanes also carried out raids on civilian targets in the southwestern Lahij province and the western Hudaydah province.

On Monday, several civilians lost their lives when the al-Tayyib residential complex area was bombed in the southern port city of Aden.

Initial reports suggested that around 70 percent of the facility has been completely destroyed. Four bodies have been recovered as rescuers continue the search for more victims.

Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its unlawful military operation, which has claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people so far, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

According to Yemen’s Health Ministry, the month-long Saudi aggression has killed nearly 150 children and around 100 women.

By Press TV