Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:11AM
Yemenis check the rubble of buildings destroyed in a Saudi air raid on February 25, 2016 in the capital Sana’a. ©AFP
Yemenis check the rubble of buildings destroyed in a Saudi air raid on February 25, 2016 in the capital Sana’a. ©AFP

At least 13 people have been killed in airstrikes carried out by Saudi jets in Yemen’s northern Jawf Province. The Yemeni al-Masirah television channel confirmed the airstrikes.

The Saudi raid targeted trucks carrying food stuff eight times in Jawf’s town of al-Matammah. Different areas in Jawf were also attacked by Saudi airstrikes. The news source also reported an airstrike against the town of Sirwah in the eastern Ma’rib Province. Two residential areas and a medical center also came under attack in Sirwah. 

Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March last year. The Saudi military strikes were launched to bring former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power. At least 8,300 people, among them 2,236 children, have been killed and 16,015 others injured since March 2015.

The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.