Saudi warplanes conduct airstrikes across Yemen

Saudi warplanes conducted new airstrikes across Yemen on Sunday as the regime in Riyadh goes on with its relentless campaign against the impoverished country.

The Saudi jets pounded a sewing factory in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, killing 11 civilians and injuring four others.

Riyadh’s military aircraft also bombarded the Bani Matar district of the capital.

The Sabrah district of the southwestern province of Ibb was also targeted. There were no immediate reports on possible casualties and the extent of damage.

At least five Yemeni civilians lost their lives and several others sustained injuries following Saudi airstrikes on the historical city of Kawkaban in the western province of Mahwit.

In the Sirwah district of Ma’rib Province, a number of houses and a mosque were demolished by Saudi jets.

Yemeni forces continue retaliatory attacks on Saudi soil

In another development, the Yemeni army fired a Qaher ballistic missile at the international airport of the southwestern Saudi city of Abha, located in the Asir region on Sunday.

Separately, Saudi media reported that the country’s army managed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile fired from Yemen at the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.

People inspect the damage following a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, February 12, 2016. ©AFP

Since March 26, 2015, Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia with the declared aim of undermining the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restoring power to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Riyadh ally.

Nearly 8,300 people, among them over 2,230 children, have reportedly been killed and over 16,000 others injured since the onset of the campaign. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s infrastructure.

Yemenis have been carrying out retaliatory attacks on the Saudi forces deployed in the country as well as targets inside Saudi Arabia.

By Press TV