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At least one killed in latest Saudi-led bombing of Yemen

AT LEAST one civilian was killed and more than 10 injured in the latest Saudi-led air strikes on residential areas in Yemen today.

The bombing was accompanied by missile and artillery fire, the al-Masirah TV channel reporting that Saudi jets bombarded the north-west Hajjah province 18 times.

Missiles struck the provinces of al-Jawf, Marib and Taizz, while at least six people were reported to have been injured in Saada province.

Today’s bombing followed on from attacks on Monday in which seven children were among the dead as Saudi jets pummelled residential areas in the port city of Hudaydah.

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Ali al-Houthi described theattacks as “a war crime and a deliberate form of terrorism.”

Yemeni tribes have responded, saying that they were mobilising against Saudi Arabia’s ground troops inside the country.

The Murad, Bani Dhabian and Qaifa tribes are to join the Yemeni army and militia in confronting the invaders in Marib province, the last stronghold of forces loyal to president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis in 2015 after a popular uprising. 

The tribes have rallied under the banner “Confronting escalation with escalation” and praised those involved in the recent retaliatory drone strikes launched against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier this month, the Houthi movement announced Operation Yemeni Hurricane, a popular resistance campaign it said would mobilise the masses to defend the country against Saudi forces.

It reiterated calls for peace and urged Riyadh to engage in negotiations to bring an end to nearly eight years of war, saying the Saudi-led coalition is bogged down in a conflict it cannot win.


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