Fresh Saudi air raids kill 9 in Yemen’s Marib

Tasnim – Saudi military aircraft killed at least nine people in attacks against Marib province in west-central Yemen.

On Monday, Saudi warplanes targeted residential areas in Serwah district, killing more than nine people, including women and paramedics, Yemen’s Saba news agency reported.

The raids also left five people, including three children, injured, General Director of Serwah Moree al-Ameri said.

In a separate development, the kingdom’s fighter jets launched nine strikes against the port city of Mokha, situated 346 kilometers south of the capital, Sana’a, leaving scores of civilians dead and injured.

Since March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development announced recently that the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,040 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.

The center added that there were a total of 2,568 children and 1,870 women among the fatalities, noting that the atrocious onslaught had also destroyed 757 schools and institutes, 111 university facilities, 271 factories besides 1,520 bridges and roads.