Days of bombardment do not appear to end as the Saudi air force keeps dispatching warplanes to strike even more targets across Yemen, which is facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation.
According to the latest media reports on Sunday, Saudi jets pounded the province of Sana’a, targeting residential areas in al-Jaraf, a car gallery and a military college.
In the northwestern province of Sa’ada, reports said at least three civilians lost their lives in as many as ten Saudi airstrikes targeting food carriers in the district of Ghamar.
Saudi aircraft also bombarded a market in the Haydan district of Sa’ada, where at least three people died. Fatalities, including a woman and children, were also reported in similar attacks on the Razih district of the province.
Ta’izz, located in the southwestern part of the impoverished Arab country, was another province that once again came under the airstrikes.
Furthermore, the provinces of Ma’rib, in central Yemen, as well as Hajjah and Dhamar, in the west, were hit by the Saudi airstrikes.
Shocking report by UNICEF
On October 2, Julien Harneis, the representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Yemen, said “with every day that passes, children see their hopes and dreams for the future shattered.”
It was late March when Riyadh launched its aerial campaign against Yemen. The fatal military aggression, which has not received a United Nations mandate, aims to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to Saudi ally and fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Six months of violence in Yemen, UNICEF said, have killed “at least 505 children.” More than 700 kids have been also injured in the airstrikes, and over 1.7 million others are at risk of malnutrition.
“Their homes, schools and communities are being destroyed, and their own lives are increasingly threatened by disease and malnutrition,” the UNICEF official stated.
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