The Saudi regime has once again violated the ceasefire in Yemen, carrying out airstrikes on the impoverished Arab country.
Saudi Arabia launched rocket attacks against several areas in the Yemeni province of Sa’ada on Friday. According to Yemen’s al-Masirah news website, the rockets hit residential areas in Shada district.
On Thursday, six people were killed in airstrikes by Saudi warplanes on Sa’ada and the province of Amran.
The Yemeni army and popular committees launched retaliatory attacks on Saudi military positions in the southwestern province of Jizan.
Al-Masirah reported that the Yemeni forces fired rockets and artillery shells at the Saudi military camp of Mosem and other posts in the east of the town of Samtah on Friday.
About 10,000 Yemenis have been killed since the regime in Riyadh launched its deadly campaign against Yemen in March 2015. The military aggression was meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh and Yemen’s president who has resigned and fled the capital. Hadi seeks to force his way back into power.
A 72-hour ceasefire went into effect in Yemen shortly before Wednesday midnight to allow aid to reach families trapped in towns and villages cut off by months of fighting.