1st phase of Saudi war on Yemen killed 951: Health Ministry officials

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SHAFAQNA – According to Press TV  Yemen’s Health Ministry has announced that a total of 951 people,died and 3,943 others were wounded in the nearly month-long first phase of the Saudi military aggression against Yemen. Among the dead are 143 children and 95 women. A spokesman for the Yemeni Health Ministry announced the casualty figures in a press conference on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia began its second phase of military operations against Yemen after conducting weeks of strikes across the country. The new phase, the so-called “Restoring Hope,” would be aimed at commencing political talks and delivering aid, and a mixture of political, diplomatic and military efforts, according to a Saudi military statement. The Saudi Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had ended the so-called “Decisive Storm,” which had begun on March 26, saying the airstrikes successfully removed “threats to Saudi Arabia’s security and that of neighboring countries.”

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