TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Eight civilians have been killed and several others injured when Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes against residential areas across Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

Eight civilians were martyred and 25 others were injured when Saudi warplanes attacked Belad al-Rous district south of the Yemen capital, the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

Meantime, in retaliatory attacks, the Yemeni army and Popular Committees launched a massive operation against mercenaries of the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi at Al-Han Mountain in the Arabian Peninsula country’s southwestern province of Taiz.

Yemeni forces killed 18 Hadi mercenaries and injured tens of them in the operation, a military source said.

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have increased attacks against positions held by Saudi mercenaries in several provinces across the conflict-ridden country in the past two months. At least 57 Saudi regime’s serviceman were killed in Yemen in September, the Saudi media reported.

The attacks against Saudi forces came in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two and half 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 Hadi.

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