Nine Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi attack on Jawf residential area
Nine civilians including two women and a boy have been killed in the latest round of Saudi-led airstrike on a residential area in al-Jawf Province.
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Local sources told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the fighter jets struck two houses in al-Masafa al-Marazeeq area of the al-Hazm district on Wednesday afternoon, leaving nine civilians, including two women and a boy, dead.
Seven other people, including 5 children and two women, sustained injuries.
Earlier in the day, Saudi-led warplanes launched five airstrikes against al-Aqsha’ area in the same district of Jawf province. There were, however, no immediate reports of possible casualties.
Separately, fighter jets pounded an area in the Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district of the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada. The number of casualties was not immediately known.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been conducting a bloody military aggression in Yemen with help from its regional allies, and using arms supplied by its Western backers. The aim of the war has been to bring Yemen's former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, back to power and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Yemeni armed forces have been boosting their military capabilities and responding to the attacks using domestic missiles and drones, and targeting sensitive oil installations and military sites deep inside the Saudi territory.
In excess of 100,000 people have already lost their lives as a result of the military aggression in the past five years.
The war has also destroyed, damaged and shut down Yemen's infrastructure, including a large number of hospitals and clinics.
The Yemeni population has been subjected to large-scale hunger and diseases aggravated by the naval blockade imposed on the country by the coalition of aggressors.