Fri Jun 19, 2015 08:11AM
Yemeni children walk on June 18, 2015 near the wreckage of a car after five simultaneous bombings targeting mosques and Ansarullah offices hit the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, the previous day, killing at least 31 people. (AFP Photo)
Yemeni children walk on June 18, 2015 near the wreckage of a car after five simultaneous bombings targeting mosques and Ansarullah offices hit the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, the previous day, killing at least 31 people. (AFP Photo)
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On Friday, a bomb attack by Saudi Arabia on a hospital in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan claimed the lives of at least nine people.

Most of the victims are said to be members of the Ansarullah movement, who are fighting al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorists inside Yemen.

The attack came as Saudi Arabia is also pushing ahead with a military onslaught against its impoverished southern neighbor with the declared objective of targeting the Ansarullah movement. The military campaign, however, has left a heavy civilian death toll.

The House of Saud started the military campaign against Yemen in late March – without a UN mandate – in an attempt to weaken the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Riyadh seeks to bring Yemen's fugitive former president, who is a staunch ally of the Al Saud regime, back to power.

In this edition of Comment, we ask: What will it take for Saudi Arabia to stop bombing Yemen?