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3 women killed in Saudi rocket attack on northwestern Yemen



Three women have been killed when Saudi military forces launched a rocket attack against a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern and mountainous province of Sa’ada as the Al Saud regime goes ahead with its atrocious onslaught against its impoverished southern neighbor.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network that the projectile targeted a neighborhood in the province’s Shada’a district on Tuesday.

Separately, a girl suffered grave injuries when an internationally-banned cluster bomb exploded in the neighboring province of Amran.

Two BLU-108 canisters, one with two skeet (sub-munitions) still attached, are seen in the al-Amar area of al-Safra in the Yemenis province of Sa’ada after an attack on April 27, 2015.

The blast took place in the small al-‘Amishah town of Harf Sufyan district. The ordnance had been left over from an earlier Saudi strike.

Yemeni snipers kill Saudi trooper in retaliatory attack

Meanwhile, Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have shot dead a Saudi trooper in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan, in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s military campaign against the crisis-hit country.

Yemeni forces shot and killed the Saudi trooper at al-Abadiyah military base on Tuesday evening.

Additionally, Yemeni soldiers and their allies lobbed a barrage of artillery rounds at al-Dukhan military base in Jizan. There were no immediate reports about the exact number of casualties and the extent of damage caused.

This photo provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s Joint Operations Command shows the aftermath of a Yemeni artillery attack against al-Dukhan military base in Jizan, southwestern Saudi Arabia, on May 16, 2017. 

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement. The Riyadh regime has, however, failed to reach its goals despite suffering great expense.

The military aggression has claimed the lives of more than 12,000 people, mostly civilians.

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