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Toll of Saudi Massacre in Al-Jawf: 44 Yemeni Children, Among Many Others, Martyred, Injured

Toll of Saudi Massacre in Al-Jawf: 44 Yemeni Children, Among Many Others, Martyred, Injured
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By Staff, Agencies

The latest count of the Saudi massacre in Yemen’s al-Jawf put the toll at some 44 children either martyred or injured, as many other adults were also among the victims.

The casualties happened as a result of a fresh air raid conducted by Saudi warplanes on Yemen's northern Jawf Province a couple of days ago, Yemeni media reported.

The al-Masirah TV channel reported Saturday that the Riyadh regime carried out eight aerial assaults on al-Jawf's al-Maslub district.

The strikes, it added, targeted people who had gathered near the wreckage of a Saudi jet that had been shot down by Yemeni forces on Friday evening.

Yemen's Health Ministry said aid workers could not reach the site of the attack due to continuous flights by Saudi warplanes over the area.

The al-Masirah TV cited difficulty in confirming the number of victims as body parts were scattered over the targeted area.

Yemen's Health Ministry said aid workers could not reach the site of the attack due to continuous flights by Saudi warplanes over the area.

The al-Masirah TV cited difficulty in confirming the number of victims as body parts were scattered over the targeted area.

The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces said on Friday that they had downed a tornado warplane belonging to "enemy forces" in al-Jawf Province.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the warplane was brought down by an advanced air-to-ground missile.

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its vassal states launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall a Riyadh-backed former regime and eliminate the Ansarullah revolutionaries who have been defending the impoverished country against the offensive.

The Saudi military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has killed and injured hundreds of thousands of people, and plunged Yemen into what the UN says the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

The UN estimates that 24 million people – close to 80 per cent of the population – need assistance and protection in Yemen.

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