Saudi Jets Kill over 100 Civilians before Yemen ‘truce’
KABUL: (Middle East Press) A series of new Saudi airstrikes on the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and the southern city of Ta’izz has left over a hundred people dead and more than 300 others wounded in hours before a temporary halt to the attacks is scheduled to take effect.
Residents said attacks on Mount Noqum, on the eastern outskirts of Sana’a, lasted until midday on Tuesday.
In Saudi air raids on an arms depot near the capital, Sana’a, nearly 70 people were killed.
According to medical sources most of the killed and wounded were innocent civilians.
Meanwhile, UN figures, the Saudi military campaign has so far claimed the lives of over 1,400 people and injured close to 6,000 people, roughly half of whom have been civilians.
Saudi Arabia launched its aggression on 26 March without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls Sana’a and other major provinces, and to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.