At least 20 people have lost their lives and scores of others have sustained injuries in the latest wave of Saudi airstrikes against Yemen.
On Saturday, Saudi fighter jets bombarded a mosque and a gas station in the Hajr area of the Qabbaytah district in Yemen’s southwestern province of Lahij, killing seven civilians and wounding seven others, Yemen’s Saba Net news agency reported.
Meanwhile, five Yemenis were killed and three more injured after Saudi bombers pounded the Saqayn district in the northern Yemeni province of Sa’ada.
Saudi warplanes also targeted a bank and a residential complex in the Mukha district of the southern province of Ta’izz, leaving four people dead and dozens more injured.
In the Khadir district of Ta’izz, Saudi missiles hit a gas station and killed four Yemenis. Several others were also wounded in the raid.
Sudanese troops in Yemen
In another development, hundreds of Sudanese forces reportedly arrived in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Saturday, the first group of an estimated 10,000 troops, who are to join the Saudis in the invasion of Yemen.
According to reports, the Sudanese will be stationed in Aden and participate in the battle against Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters.
Yemen has been under Saudi attacks on a daily basis since March 26. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Some 7,000 people have reportedly lost their lives in the Saudi raids, and at least 14,000 people have been injured.
By Press TV