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Saudi-led coalition escalates airstrikes on Yemen

Abdullatif Al-washali
Press TV, Sana'a

This is the aftermath of the latest Saudi airstrikes in the al-Dhale'e province in southern Yemen. They targeted the al-Sharji school and a nearby petrol station. The attacks left dozens of civilians, including students, injured.

Saudi Arabia has also been intensifying its airstrikes across Yemen, especially on capital Sana'a.

Last week, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen visited Sana'a International Airport. He said, the airport which has been kept almost entirely out of service for the past several years, due to Saudi airstrikes, is now ready to start operations.

The official confirmed that the airport was not being used for military purposes, taking a shot at the Saudi allegation that its airstrikes on the airport are aimed at military targets. Riyadh, however, carried out strikes on the site again.

Riyadh desperate to show its clout while facing losses on the battle field has resorted to hitting Yemen where it hurts, by targeting vulnerable sites such as schools and civilian airport. But that, in turn, is expected to trigger more hurtful blows by Yemen's armed forces to Saudi Arabia, deep inside its territory.

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