Saudi Airstrikes target Humanitarian Air Convoy killing Two Dozen

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 06 April 2015 09:31

Aerial Strikes in Yemen by Saudi Forces on Sunday have reported killed over two dozen people including a Humanitarian Aid Convoy in the country's southwest.

It has been reported on account of witnesses that Saudi fighter jets on Sunday fired several missiles on two aid trucks that were heading towards the southeastern city of Taiz to distribute humanitarian supplies among crisis-stricken people, Yemen’s al-Masirah satellite TV network reported. 

Three people lost their lives and nine others wounded in the attack, according to the report.

A Yemeni shows a piece of metal he collected from the rubble of destroyed houses in the village of Bani Matar on April 4, 2015.

According to a report published by Yemen-based Arabic-language Watten news agency, in another even Saudi warplanes bombarded a base run by Ansarullah fighters in a region situated between the southern Yemeni provinces of Abyan and al-Bayda killing more than 24 people, late on Saturday. 

In the strikes it has been reported that 21 Ansarullah revolutionaries as well as three civilians lost their lives. 

Yemenis dig graves on April 4, 2015 to bury the victims of a Saudi airstrike against Houthi Ansarullah positions in the village of Bani Matar.

Saudi warplanes also struck another region situated between al-Bayda and Shabwa province. There were no immediate reports on possible casualties.

In another development, forces loyal to Yemen’s president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi killed 20 Ansarullah fighters in a surprise attack in the town of Ad Dali’, situated over 280 kilometers (183 miles) south of Sana’a.

In the southern city of Lahij, an ambush by pro-Hadi forces killed four Ansarullah members.  

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26 in a bid to restore power to Hadi. Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

However, the Ansarullah revolutionaries later said Hadi lost his legitimacy as president of Yemen after he fled Sana’a to the port city of Aden in the south.

On March 25, the embattled president fled Aden, where he had sought to set up a rival power base, to Riyadh after Ansarullah revolutionaries advanced on the port.

The Ansarullah fighters took control of Sana’a in September 2014 and are currently moving southward. The revolutionaries said the Hadi government was incapable of properly running the affairs of the country and containing the growing wave of corruption and terror.

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