Saudi Arabia Keeps Bombarding Yemen Despite Ceasefire


Saudi Arabia has targeted several areas across Yemen in flagrant violation of a UN-sponsored ceasefire, injuring a large number of people, Press T.V reported.

At least 30 people sustained injuries in the latest airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on the residential area of al-Khamsein in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

In a separate raid on the same day, Saudi warplanes targeted the area of al-Savad in the southern part of the city, injuring at least seven people.


The Yemeni military bases of al-Nahdi and al-Hafa in the city were also targeted by Saudi Arabia.

Saudi fighter jets pounded the district of Harad in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah.

Several other Yemeni people sustained injuries after Saudi warplanes targeted residential areas across the southern Yemeni province of Aden. In one of the attacks, Saudi jets hit an area in the district of Attawahi, injuring a number of people.

Elsewhere, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Amran, the Saudi jets hit an industrial zone.

The Saudi attacks come just two days after the announcement of the humanitarian truce in Yemen which came into force at 23:59 local time (2059 GMT) on Friday. The United Nations Security Council had called on all sides of the Yemen conflict to observe the break in fighting, which is slated to run up to the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on July 17.

Riyadh launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the HouthiAnsarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former President AbdRabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Saudi Arabia.

More than 3,000 people, including 1,500 civilians, have been killed over the past three months in Yemen, according to the UN.