Yemen

Saudi air raids on Yemen leave 12 Somalis dead

Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrikes on Yemen and ensuing explosions have claimed the lives of a dozen Somali nationals, local media say.

The 12 Somali citizens were killed after Saudi fighter jets pounded a bridge in the Bagim district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada on Saturday, Yemen’s Saba Net news agency reported.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded two areas as well as a village in the Khawlan district, located in Sana’a Province, multiple times.

Tens of families also left the al-Mukha District in the southwestern province of Ta’izz following similar Saudi airborne assaults.

Saudi jets further struck two areas in Yemen’s central Ma’rib province.

A woman walks amid the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, September 21, 2015. ©AP

Meanwhile, in response to the fatal Saudi raids, Yemeni army, backed by popular committees, fired retaliatory rockets into two military bases in Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network

Yemen has been under military strikes on a daily basis since Saudi forces launched their military aggression against their southern neighbor on March 26, in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Some 6,400 people have reportedly lost their lives in the Saudi attacks, and a total of almost 14,000 people have been wounded since March.

By Press TV