TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At least 20 people were killed and injured after Saudi warplanes targeted civilian areas in the southwestern province of Taiz, a report said.

According to the report by Saba news agency, Saudi jets on Tuesday carried airstrikes against residential areas in Mawza'a district in Taiz province, leaving more than 20 people dead and injured.

In a separate development, the Saudi military aircraft launched three air raids against Yemeni people in in Sirwah District in the west-central Marib province, inflicting losses on them.

Following the raids, Saudi-backed militants targeted the areas of Wadi al-Rabeah, al-Matar and Souk Sirwah in the province with mortar rounds and killed a number of people.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.