Saudi Jets Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Death Toll Reaches 10,000
Story Code : 564197
Riyadh’s latest attack took place in Ta’izz province’s district of Baqim, according to Press TV.
Earlier, Saudi jets attacked a university and a school in the war-torn country’s capital Sana’a. Three people were also killed in a Saudi air raid in the country’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.
Saudi warplanes also bombed a gas station in the districts of Sahar and Baqim as well as the Kahlan military base in Sa’ada.
Earlier, the United Nations announced that the death toll from the 16-month Saudi aggression against Yemen has increased to nearly 10,000.
The UN humanitarian coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a press conference in the Yemeni capital that the toll was based on official records provided by medical facilities in Yemen.
He added that the figure might be even higher as some areas in Yemen lack medical premises, and families there often bury loved ones by themselves.
Internal Yemeni sources had previously provided the same number for the casualties in the Saudi war.
On 26 March 2015, Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and Britain, formed a coalition of the Arab countries to attack Yemen in a bid to undermine Ansarullah movement and to restore power to refugee president Mansour Hadi, who lives in Riyadh.
Riyadh's 500-day-old aggression has so far claimed lives of about 10,000 and injured over 16,000. The indiscriminate Saudi strikes have displaced more than 2.5 million and caused a humanitarian catastrophe in the Arab state.
Riyadh's 500-day-old aggression has so far claimed lives of about 10,000 and injured over 16,000. The indiscriminate Saudi strikes have displaced more than 2.5 million and caused a humanitarian catastrophe in the Arab state, taking a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
The offensive, according to Reuters, has so far inflicted $14 billion in damage upon economy and infrastructure of Yemen.