At least 20 Yemeni fishermen have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in coastal areas, a report says.
Yemen’s al-Masirah TV said on Thursday that the fishermen were killed after Saudi warplanes pounded their boats off the coast of Zaqar Island and near Hanish Island in al-Hodeida Province.
The report said several others were wounded when the Saudi aerial raids hit two Yemeni islands on the Red Sea.
Sources say the warplanes also carried out at least nine airstrikes across the oil-rich province of Ma’rib in west-central Yemen.
The Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,500 people and injured over 16,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
Human rights groups and international organizations have voiced deep concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Yemen, calling for an end to the conflict.