Saudi fighter jets strike civilian targets in capital Sana’a
Saudi military aircraft have rocked Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, killing three civilians and injuring two more.
The attacks targeted the al-Rawzah neighborhood in the north of Sana’a early Tuesday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.
It stated the bombardment hit the residential buildings surrounding the Cadet College in the capital.
Saudi warplanes also pounded a residence in Razah District of Sa’ada Province in Yemen’s northwest twice.
The airstrikes came hours after at least 14 people lost their lives in similar Saudi aerial assaults against civilian targets across the country.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on Sunday on the US to pressure Saudi Arabia into ending the “stupid war” which is leading to “terrible suffering to the Yemeni people” and also harming the kingdom itself.
Saudi Arabia and many of its allies have been bombarding Yemen since 2015 to put its former Riyadh-friendly government back in the saddle. More than 12,000 have died since the warfare began.
Now, more than eight million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation, making the country the scene of, what the UN calls, the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.
The United States is an ally of Saudi Arabia in the military campaign against Yemen, providing it with logistical and advisory assistance such as bombing coordinates as well as arms and weapons.
US President Donald Trump recently called on Riyadh to open Yemen’s ports to humanitarian aid, but stopped short of urging it to halt the campaign.