A school in the province of Taiz in the Yemeni highlands has been hit by a Saudi airstrike with no reports just yet on the amount of casualties, if any.
Saudi Arabia for the duration of its aggression which began in late 2015 has systematically targeted schools, hospitals, refugee camps and other civilian infrastructure.
According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television, the air raid hit the al-Rawd school in the district of Dabab in western Ta’izz early on Monday.
A March 13 article on The New York Times cited “American officials” as pointing to “the ability of Saudi pilots, who were inexperienced in flying missions… and fearful of enemy ground fire.”
“As a result,” the article read, “they (the pilots) flew at high altitudes to avoid the threat below. But flying high also reduced the accuracy of their bombing and increased civilian casualties, American officials said.”
“American advisers suggested how the pilots could safely fly lower, among other tactics. But the airstrikes still landed on markets, homes, hospitals, factories and ports, and are responsible for the majority of the [then] 3,000 civilian deaths during the yearlong war, according to the United Nations,” the Times article further read.
Other reports suggest that atleast 10,000 people have been killed so far because of the Saudi-sponsored aggression.