At least 16 civilians killed in Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrike in Yemen


A picture taken on August 30, 2016, shows smoke billowing from buildings following a Saudi airstrike targeting in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. (AFP)

At least 16 civilians have been killed and some 10 more injured in a Saudi airstrike in ’s Ta’izz province.
Riyadh’s latest attack took place on Tuesday, as the kingdom’s jets targeted civilians in a parking lot in the province’s Mafraq al-Shara’b district.
Earlier, Saudi jets attacked a university and a school in the war-torn country’s capital Sana’a. Three people were also killed in a Saudi air raid in the country’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.
Saudi warplanes also bombed a gas station in the districts of Sahar and Baqim as well as the Kahlan military base in Sa’ada.
Earlier, the United Nations announced that the death toll from the 18-month Saudi war against Yemen has increased to nearly 10,000.
The UN humanitarian coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a press conference in the Yemeni capital that the toll was based on official records provided by medical facilities in Yemen.

A Yemeni troop puts out a flame in a building in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on August 29, 2016, after it was hit by a Saudi airstrike. (AFP) 

He added that the figure might be even higher as some areas in Yemen lack medical premises, and families there often bury loved ones by themselves.
Internal Yemeni sources had previously provided the same number for the casualties in the Saudi war.
has pounded Yemen almost daily since March 2015. The offensive was launched to restore Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi — a Saudi ally — to power.

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