Saudi Strike Down Stadium, Wheat Silos in Yemen

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 13 April 2015 08:13

Saudi warplanes on Sunday afternoon strike residential buildings, wheat silos and a sports stadium in the Yemeni provinces of Ibb and Aden.

Reports have come in of at least six people killed and tens of others injured when the Saudi bombarded on a sports stadium and several residential buildings in Ibb province in Southwestern Yemen left.

A number of wheat silos and governmental buildings in the Southern province of Aden where also targetted by the Saudi warplanes. There has yet been no report on the number of possible casualties in the second attack.

Earlier Sunday morning at least ten people were killed when Saudi fighter jets bombarded a residential building in Yemen's Ta'izz province.

The Saudi-led airstrikes pounded the town of ad-Dahirah in Southwestern Ta'izz province and claimed the lives of several people, according to Yemeni sources.

No exact report regarding number of casualties yet rescue teams recovered ten bodies from debris following the airstrikes.

On Friday, after days of debating, Pakistani lawmakers adopted a resolution rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military aggression against Yemen. The member of parliaments called on the warring parties to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.

They unanimously voted in favor of a resolution saying that “Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis”.

Following Pakistan's decision to stay out of Yemen's conflict, Saudi Arabia prevented a Pakistani airplane from entering its airspace on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 18 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 1036 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left more than 2250 people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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