– S Arabia bombs food, fuel depots in Yemen: Russian source (PressTV, April 26, 2015):
Saudi Arabia has targeted “all food and fuel depots” during its month-long deadly aerial assaults against Yemen, a Russian diplomatic source says.
“They (Saudis) used to bomb all the arms, food and fuel depots they had information on, as well as military camps” in Yemen, RIA Novosti news agency quoted the anonymous source at the Russian Embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, as saying on Sunday.
The source added that the new round of Saudi military operation include selective airstrikes aimed at the destruction of “ ‘manpower’ and ‘technology’ in areas of combat operations in the provinces of Aden, Lahij, Abyan, Taizz, Shabwah, Marib, Sa’ada.”
Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against Yemen on March 26 – without UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
On April 14, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its military operation, which has claimed the lives of about 1,000 people, including over 140 children, and injured thousands more in 27 days.
However, sporadic airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting civilian and military positions across the Arab country over the past days.
Earlier this month, Colonel Sharaf Luqman, the spokesman for Yemen’s armed forces and popular committees, said civilians and infrastructure have been the target of the Saudi aggression, describing the Riyadh regime as “the international supporter of terrorism.”