Saudi Warplanes Kill 30 in Yemen

Saudi Warplanes Kill 30 in Yemen

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces killed 30 civilians in an attack on a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, Saba news agency said, as UN mediators pushed for a humanitarian pause in fighting that has killed nearly 3,000 since March.
Saba also said Houthi forces launched rockets against a number of Saudi Army positions, including a military airport in the southern city of Najran, in response to Saudi aggression against Yemen, Reuters reported.
The airstrike targeted the Aahem market in Hajjah Province, where preliminary figures showed that 30 civilians were killed and an unspecified number of people were wounded.
"The Saudi enemy targeted citizens while they were doing their shopping at Aahem," a security source said in Hajjah.
On the attacks on Saudi military positions, Saba said the Yemeni Army launched several strikes on Al-Sharafa army camp and the military airport in Najran and on tanks stationed north of the Al-Khoba region of the Saudi province of Jizan.
It said one Saudi soldier was killed at an observation tower in Dhahran Aseer, where an armored vehicle was also destroyed, while a tank was destroyed and dozens of soldiers were wounded at Al-Makhrooq post in Najran when it was attacked with artillery and rocket fire.
The fighting occurred amid efforts by the UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to arrange a pause in fighting until the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on July 17, to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.
Ould Cheikh Ahmed was due to travel to Sanaa on Sunday for talks with the Houthis, after discussions in Muscat, Oman.
The UN last week designated the war in Yemen as a Level 3 humanitarian crisis, its most severe category.

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