Saudi airstrikes kill 10 in southwest Yemen

Saudi Arabian warplanes have bombed residential buildings in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz, killing at least 10 people.

The Saturday attacks targeted the province’s As Silw district, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

Early reports had said that at least three women were among those killed.

Saudi aircraft also targeted the Nihm district in the Sana’a Province in west-central Yemen and another location in the Shabwah Province in the impoverished country’s south.

Separately, a blast was reported at the checkpoint located near the Central Bank in the Craiter District in the southwestern Yemeni province of Aden, leaving at least three people dead. The details of the attack are yet to be announced.

Saudi Arabia has been waging war on Yemen since March 2015. The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president.

The war has killed at least 10,000 people, amid countless reports suggesting the deliberate and indiscriminate targeting of civilian infrastructure by Saudi forces and mercenaries.

A Saudi-imposed naval embargo of Yemen, which is the Arab world’s poorest nation, has, meanwhile, led to a famine across much of the country.

An 18-year-old Yemeni woman lies in bed at the al-Thawra hospital where she is receiving treatment for severe malnutrition on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of al-Hudaidah, October 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The Middle East Eye news portal reported on Thursday that Saudi Arabian and Qatari army chiefs had met with their Algerian counterpart earlier in the month, asking Algiers to send its servicemen to Yemen. Riyadh had previously tried and failed to recruit Pakistan and Lebanon in the offensive.

Some observers say the war has cost Saudi Arabia so much in terms of financial and political capital that it seeks to diminish its own role while enlisting the services of allies to gradually fill in its shoes.

Riyadh has already been hit by a worsening economic crisis due to a sharp fall in oil prices, itself a result of the policies of the Saudi regime.

By Press TV