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More Saudi Airstrikes Reported in Yemen

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According to the Arabic-language Al-Alam website, Saudi warplanes launched airstrikes on Taiz city last night. Sounds of explosions were heard across the city.

Earlier, Saudi airstrike targeted a market in al-Jeraf district in Northern Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, killing dozens of people.

Saudi warplanes also struck residential buildings in Wadi Baqlan area in Bani Matar district in Western Sanaa, leaving a group of civilians dead.

Saudi airstrikes also targeted a telecommunication company in Northern Sanaa.

Meanwhile, Saudi airstrikes were reported in Maran district in Saada governorate.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 15 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed nearly 1000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late on March 25.

She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support

Date:April 9, 2015

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