21:32 GMT18 January 2021
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    Six Pakistani sailors have been reported killed after their boat was hit in a Saudi airstrike on Sunday, in the Yemeni province of Ta’izz off the Mukha coast on the Gulf of Aden.

    The Yemeni news agency Saba is reporting that the boat, carrying 12 Pakistani sailors, was struck by Saudi jets, and that 6 sailors remain missing. This occurs as Jordan’s military campaign against Yemen continues. Riyadh began its move against Sana'a in 2015, as part of "Operation Decisive Storm" when former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi ordered an attack against allied forces and Houthi Ansarullah fighters. 

    During a bombing in the Sa’ada province a young girl was killed, while her father and two of her brothers were injured, in a campaign targeting a residential building in the Razih district. Another bombing in the Baqim district, also in Sa’ada, killed a mother and injured her two children.

    Saudi warplanes intensified their air raids in Ta’izz on Sunday as Yemeni forces and pro-Hadi fighters engage in heavy combat on the ground. A Yemeni monitoring group reports that nearly 1,200 civilians have been killed in Saudi military campaigns.


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