YEMEN — At least seven Yemeni civilians were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeted residential areas in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, Sada’a, and the western coastal province of Hodeida.
In Hajjah, Saudi airstrikes targeted a car as it was traveling on a road in the Bani Hassan area of the Abs district on Sunday afternoon, leaving four people dead and one injured, including one woman.
In Sada’a, an Ansar Allah (Houthi) stronghold, a woman was killed and another injured when Saudi border guards fired artillery shells against a residential region in the border area of Shada. The thruway in Munabeh, a border area located east of Shada, was cut off after the Saudi attack on Monday.
In Hodeida, two civilians were killed and six others, including children, wounded when United Arab Emirates (UAE) aircraft targeted the Zayed Road in the al-Hali district of Hodeida province.
The Legal Center for Rights and Development in Yemen, a non-governmental organization monitoring human rights violations immediately after their occurrence, told MintPress that the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen has resulted in the death of 15,185 civilians, including 3,527 children and 2,277 women.
A total of 23,822 civilians, among them 3,526 children and 2,587 women, have sustained injuries and are currently suffering from a shortage of medical supplies and treatment resulting from the crippling Saudi land, air and sea blockade. The center further noted that the Saudi-led coalition has caused the deaths of nearly 2,200 Yemenis from cholera.
The center noted that coalition airstrikes have resulted in the destruction of 15 airports and 14 ports, and damaged 2,559 roads and bridges, in addition to 781 water storage facilities, 191 power stations, and 426 telecommunications towers
The center went on to say that Saudi and UAE bombardment has destroyed at least 421,911 homes, 930 mosques, 888 schools, 327 hospitals and health facilities, and 38 media organizations, while also halting the operation of 4,500 schools and leaving more than 4 million people internally displaced.
Top Photo | A car destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in the Bani Hassan area of Hajjah province in Yemen, October 22, 2018. Photo | Ahmed AbdulKareem
Ahmed AbdulKareem is a Yemeni journalist. He covers the war in Yemen for MintPress News as well as local Yemeni media.