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People gather at the site of a Saudi airstrike that destroyed a house on the outskirts of the city of Sa’ada, Yemen, January 22, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)

Sa’ada(ANN)-At least 15 Yemeni people have lost their lives in fresh air raids by Saudi warplanes on the country’s northwestern Province of Sa’ada.

The Saudi airstrikes killed 13 Yemenis and injured three others in Sa’ada’s Monabbih district on Tuesday, al-Masirah television network reported.

Two other Yemenis were also killed in similar attacks on the al-Safra neighborhood of the province.

The casualties came hours after nine civilians, including four children, lost their lives in Saudi aerial assaults on Sa’ada’s Razeh district.

Riyadh continues to defy international calls to end its destructive military campaign against its impoverished neighbor.

The Saudi war was launched in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.

The offensive has, however, achieved neither of its goals despite the spending of billions of petrodollars and the enlisting of the cooperation of Saudi Arabia’s regional and Western allies.

The Saudi-led campaign, which is accompanied by a land, aerial and naval blockade of Yemen, has so far killed more than 13,600 people and led to a humanitarian crisis.


Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Saudi Arabia and its allies of attacking Yemen’s populated areas and using Western-supplied arms in their “indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes” on the impoverished nation.

The New York-based rights organization further called on the United Nations to impose sanctions on Saudi military leaders, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also serves as the defense minister, over the atrocities committed in the war on Yemen.