COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, AL-JUMAYDA NEIGHBOURHOOD, SA’DA CITY, SA’DA, 2 JUNE
Sa’da city’s main commercial street, south and south-east of the old city, has been repeatedly targeted by coalition airstrikes and largely destroyed, killing and injuring shop-keepers and shoppers and depriving of their livelihoods hundreds of families who used to make a living from their trade there.
On the morning of 2 June, one of these airstrikes left seven dead and more than a dozen injured among shop-owners, shoppers and passers-by. Ahsan Ahmad al-Hamis, the owner of a shop selling agricultural products, described the strike to Amnesty International:
“It was about 10.30am when the strike happened. Abdulaziz Jihad Ahsan, who was 20 and had a small shop selling electrical spare parts for cars, was killed on the spot. Abdulmalik Ahmad Nasser, who worked in my shop, was also killed on the road near the shop. Another one who was killed on the street was Hamud Yahia Sayed Zalzal. In addition to them I saw three other dead men whose names I don’t know”.
Abdelsalam Ahmed Nasser told Amnesty International that his brother Abdelmalik Ahmed Nasser, 32, was a father of four young children:
“It was about 10.30am and I had gone to buy some car parts when a shop owner ran over to me and told me: ‘come quickly, your brother is injured’. There were no ambulances. We had to wait half an hour. We took him to hospital but he died. He had shrapnel injuries in his abdomen. He had been about 30 meters away from the explosion”
Abdulaziz Jihad Ahsan’s brother Shihab told Amnesty International that Abdulaziz was struck in the head by shrapnel and died instantly; and that another brother, Yasser, was also injured in the strike.
Witnesses told researchers that another airstrike a day earlier on an aluminium shop on the same street had caused further casualties.
‘BOMBS FALL FROM THE SKY DAY AND NIGHT’CIVILIANS UNDER FIRE IN NORTHERN YEMEN Index: MDE 31/2548/2015 Amnesty International October 2015
The following report by the Legal Center for Rights and Development recorded in the region of Sa'da 6 dead and 16 injured on the attack at al-Jumayda neighbourhood (the same area as that mentioned above), in addition to 3 women being killed and 1 child injured at Al-Anad market and a house in Neshoor. It also lists other civilian deaths in other areas of Yemen as follows: Taiz: 2 deaths. Sana'a: 8 (or 10?) deaths.
What you see is remains from a local market in Saada after a #US & #KSA warplane bombed 2-Jun-15 #TheForgottenWar pic.twitter.com/uOGt2AofZQ— Zaid Ali (@zaidalrazhi) March 10, 2016