SANA’A – A total of 66 civilians were killed and injured in two airstrikes of US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes on Monday, at the presidential office in Sana’a. The strikes targeted al-Tahrir area, a densely populated neighborhood in the capital city during a very busy moment of the day, a security official told Saba News.
The two airstrikes killed six civilians including a child and injured more than sixty civilians, including many school students.
The two airstrikes also caused large damage to citizen’s houses and their shops, in addition to the destruction of dozens of citizens’ cars. The Presidential Palace of Yemen was also heavily damaged in the attack, although no high-ranking members of the National Salvation Government are reported to have been harmed.
The strike confirms that the US and Saudi-led coalition deliberately target densely populated neighborhoods and at the climax time in the streets, aiming to to kill the largest possible number of citizens.
The director of Gamal Abdel Nasser School in al-Tahrir neighborhood said the school was forced to stop exams as a result of the airstrikes that resulted in the injury of a number of students, which caused panic to the school’s students as they were taking their exams at the end of the school year.