4 dead as Saudi jets pound northern Yemen with cluster bombs

At least four civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets carried out fresh aerial attacks against residential areas in northern Yemen, using internationally-banned cluster bombs.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said three people were killed and four others injured when Saudi military aircraft struck the al-Barkah area of the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, located 240 kilometers north of the capital Sana’a, on Friday afternoon, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

Saudi jets also launched a morning raid in the Hayran district of the northwestern province of Hajjah, located approximately 130 kilometers northwest of Sana’a, killing at least one person and injuring seven others.

Cluster bombs are banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), an international treaty that addresses the humanitarian consequences and unacceptable harm caused to civilians by cluster munitions through a categorical prohibition and a framework for action.

Moreover, Saudi aircraft bombarded an area in the Mustaba district of the same Yemeni province, with no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused.

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