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Nearly two dozen civilians martyred in new Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Nearly two dozen civilians have been martyred and several others injured when Saudi military aircraft carried out separate airstrikes against residential areas in Yemen as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.

Saudi fighter jets conducted a series of aerial assaults against an outdoor market in the al-Garrahi district of Yemen’s Western Coastal Province of Hudaydah on Monday, leaving 20 people martyred and eight others injured, an unnamed local source told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network.

Separately, three people lost their lives when Saudi warplanes launched an aerial attack against a highway in the Jabal Ra’s district of the same Yemeni province.

The development came just a day after Saudi jets targeted residential buildings in the Ash Shaghadirah district of the Northwestern Yemeni Province of Hajjah, martyring eight civilians and wounding five others.

Saudi military aircraft also struck Midi district in the same Yemeni province. Four civilians were martyred and ten others injured in the raids.

Another Yemeni civilian lost life when a Saudi jet hit his motorcycle as he was travelling along a road  in the city of Sirwah, which lies about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the capital Sana’a.

At least 13,600 people have been martyred since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen in 2015. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.

According to the World Health Organization’s latest count, the cholera outbreak has killed 2,167 people since the end of April and is suspected to have infected 841,906.