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Saudi warplanes have bombed a bustling marketplace in Yemen’s extreme Northwest, killing at least 24 people.
Axar.az reports citing IRNA.
The aircraft hit the al-Moshnaq market in Shada’a District in Sa’ada Province Saturday night as people gathered to buy staples for Eid al-Fitr, a festivity which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the al-Masirah television reported.
The report said the casualty figure could rise because the aircraft kept bombing after relief teams arrived at the scene, adding that some of the fatalities have already been identified as relief workers, who died trying to reach the marketplace amid continued bombing.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.
Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The Al-Saud aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
2017.06.18 / 13:59