12:13 - August 20, 2019
News ID: 3469208
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The US-backed Saudi-led coalition, which has been pounding Yemen for the past four years, launched at least six fresh airstrikes against the impoverished country’s capital.


Yemen’s al-Masirah network reported the attacks, saying they targeted Sana’a on Monday. It said the invaders were keeping up the assaults, but did not point to any casualties.

Saudi state television, meanwhile, said the coalition had hit “military targets” in the city. It claimed that the coalition had advised civilians to stay away from the targeted areas, Press TV reported.

The coalition is, however, notorious for its indiscrimination shown by its numerous attacks against densely-populated centers, including markets, hospitals, and schools.

The strikes, which have taken their toll on civilians, have been found to use US-provided guided bombs among other ammunition. Experts say deployment of such precision armament against civilians shows that the coalition has been intentionally choosing the non-combatants as its targets.

Tens of thousands have died since the onset of the invasion, which has unsuccessfully sought to return Yemen’s former Saudi-allied officials.

The invaders include dozens of Riyadh’s allied countries, most importantly the United Arab Emirates.

Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been defending the nation in the face of the warfare, has said, though, that the invading force has become plagued by besetting divisions.

"Here are the 17 countries that stood up against our people [and] began to divide, and only one or two countries remain and we will defeat them," Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen, was quoted as saying by al-Masirah recently.     

Most recently, deadly clashes have broken out between Saudi-backed militants and Emirati-backed armed groups in the southern Yemeni city of Aden in, what observers call, a sign of disunity among the countries leading the war.

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