Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Saudi Warplanes Intensify Strikes on Yemen, Drop Cluster Bombs

Saudi fighter jets intensified their airstrikes against Yemeni provinces, using more internationally-banned arms in their latest raids.

Saudi Warplanes Intensify Strikes on Yemen, Drop Cluster Bombs

According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television, Saudi Arabia dropped cluster bombs on Harad district in Hajjah Province on Monday.
Cluster bombs, which can contain hundreds of bomblets, pose risks to civilians both during and after attacks. Unexploded bomblets can claim lives long after a conflict is over.
Multiple rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have on various occasions reported the use of cluster bombs by Riyadh in Yemen.
Saudi fighter jets also launched two airstrikes against residential areas in Amran Province and another two on Dhahir district in the province of Sa’ada on Monday.
The kingdom’s warplanes further pounded a residential building in Asilan district in Shabwah Province.
Three other air raids hit the Madfoun area and Asrat valley in Nihm district, northwest of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.
There were no immediate reports of possible casualties.
In Nihm, the Yemeni troops killed 15 Saudi-backed mercenaries in an attack on the militants’ positions on Monday, a day after tens of the mercenaries, including five commanders, were killed during clashes with Yemen’s forces there.
In another retaliatory attack, Yemeni army snipers killed a Saudi solider in Tal’a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Najran on Monday.
The Yemeni forces also fired a volley of Katyusha rockets at Qarn military base in Jizan Province in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
Saudi army’s position in Hamraa hill in the same province was also targeted by Yemeni artillery attacks.
Meanwhile, a fire erupted at a Saudi military base in Jizan’s Muthalath al-Rokhba after the Yemeni troops fired artillery shells at the site.
Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen in late March, 2015 in a bid to restore power to former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The campaign claimed the lives of more than 11,400 people, according to figures compiled by the Yemeni non-governmental monitoring group Legal Center for Rights and Development.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
26-12-2016 | 13:02

Saudi-led Coalition Bombs Yemeni Provinces as 15 Militiamen Killed in Nahem

December 26, 2016
Yemen map
Saudi-led coalition warplanes threw on Monday cluster bombs on Hared directorate in Hajja province, and launched two strikes over Amran and two others over Al-Malaheet in Saada.
However, Yemeni army and the Popular Committees fired three barrages of rockets at the Al-Qaren Saudi military post and at a number of Saudi army gatherings in Jizan.
The national military troops also managed to snipe a Saudi soldier stationed in the Al-Talaa post in Najran.
Security sources told Al-Massira TV that Saudi-led coalition struck Al-Razwa town, as 15 aggression gunmen were killed and a military bulldozer was neutralized in Nahem province.
In Shabwa, Saudi-US aggression war jets targeted a civic residence in Asilan directorate.
In Taiz, Yemeni army and the Committees destroyed a whole team of the invading forces in Al-Johmalya and targeted their assembly points, as army tanks bombed the fortification of the aggression forces’ militiamen in Salah.
Moreover, 3 militiamen of the Saudi-US aggression were killed in a number of operation by the Yemeni military in Kalaba directorate.
Saudi Arabia – supported by the US and GCC member states – launched a wide-ranging war on neighboring Yemen in March 2015.
Source: Al-Manar Website

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