TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi warplanes carried out a number of airstrikes in an area of Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its devastating campaign against the impoverished Arab country.
According to Yemen’s Saba news agency, the Saudi aerial aggression targetted the al-Sawh area of the Kataf district on Saturday.
The report added that the raids inflicted losses on residential buildings in Sa’ada, without providing any information about the extent of damage or possible casualties.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies, including the UAE, 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.
According to a recent report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of around 56,000 Yemenis.
The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.
The UN has already said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.