TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Twenty three civilians have lost their lives in a fresh Saudi aerial attack on Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada province on Friday, media reports said.

Following Saudi warplanes’ attacks on two residential buildings at Sha’aban region in Razeh district west of Sa’ada province, 15 civilians were killed.

In another development, eight other people were killed after the Saudi fighter jets attacked a residential building in Bani Ma’az region in Sa’ada.
The Saudi fighter jets launched also attacks on Herz and Midi in the Hajjah province.

In the meantime, Yemen's fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi mercenaries declared that have brought under their control al-Khoukha district south of major Red Sea port of al-Hodeidah, west of Yemen.

Yemeni army and Popular Committees in retaliation, killed and injured 17 Hadi mercenaries at al-Koufiah region in al-Wazi'iyah district southwest of Taiz.

Nine Hadi mercenaries were also killed following the Yemeni forces operation on al-Jorouf hills in Helem region in al-Maton district southwest of al-Jawf province.

In another development, the Yemeni forces pounded Saudi army fortifications in al-Ramdhah region in the kingdom’s southern province of Jizan with artillery.

Saudis have stepped up attacks on Yemen, in particular Sana’a following death of their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh was killed after betraying the Yemen revolution and allying with the Saudi-led coalition.

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 fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.