SHAFAQNA – A dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area in Yemen’s Southwestern province of Ta’izz as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.
Local sources told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the military aircraft bombarded a house in the al-Zahari area of the port city of Mukha, South of the capital Sana’a, on Saturday afternoon.
The sources added that there were women and children among the victims, noting that people were desperately searching for loved ones trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 15,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.
The cholera outbreak in Yemen which began in April, has also claimed over 2,100 lives and has infected 750,000, as the nation has been suffering from what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as the “largest epidemic in the world” amid a non-stop bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia. Also Riyadh’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from traveling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.
According to reports, the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is the subject of a Saudi Arabian war and total embargo, is the largest recorded in modern history.