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Five Yemeni civilians martyred in separate Saudi airstrikes

Five Yemeni civilians have been martyred during Saudi airstrikes on residential areas in the Provinces of Sa’ada and Sana’a as the civilian casualties of Riyadh’s military campaign keeps growing.

According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television, a Saudi airstrike on a market in Sa’ada Province left four people martyred and two others wounded on Thursday.

In another such attack on the Bani Hareth district of Sana’a Province, a woman lost her life and a child was injured.

In response, Yemeni armed forces ambushed Saudi troops in the mountainous areas of Saudi Arabia’s Southern Jizan Province, killing four of them.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a brutal military campaign against Yemen since March 2015. The kingdom has also imposed an aerial and naval blockade on its impoverished southern neighbor.

The Saudi aggression, which seeks to restore Yemen’s ex-government to power, has martyred over 12,000 Yemenis, according to the latest tallies.

Over the past two years, Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, has been running state affairs and defending the nation against Saudi aggression, backed by the army and popular groups.

On Thursday, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry slammed the Arab League’s support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen in a declaration issued at the end of its annual summit in Jordan.

In Wednesday’s declaration, the Arab League called for peace talks among Yemeni opposing sides based on a proposal by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).

Yemen’s Foreign Ministry criticized the Arab League’s call for peace in Yemen while Saudi warplanes continue to bombard the country.

It also noted that the Arab League’s support for Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemen shows the animosity of the Arab bloc towards the Yemeni nation.

The ministry, however, welcomed any prospect of peace, which would put an end to the Saudi war.