Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) launched a massive air campaign on Thursday against the Houthis in Yemen, targeting targets including hospitals, markets and schools in the country’s capital, Sanaa.
The military campaign is a response to a Houthi rebellion that has claimed nearly 200,000 lives since 2015.
The Saudi-led Coalition (Coalition) has conducted at least 10 air raids on the country since Friday, with an additional seven on Monday, according to the UN.
The United States, the European Union, Russia and France, along with other Arab nations, are sending some 50,000 troops to the war-torn country, while China and India are providing air support.
Saudi Arabia is also the largest oil exporter in the Middle East, but the coalition’s bombing has hit its export revenues and weakened its economy.
The war has led to thousands of casualties, the worst in Yemen’s modern history.
In the past week, Saudi Arabia has also intensified its bombardment on rebel-held areas in Yemen and has called on the U.N. to launch a humanitarian truce.
The coalition has already struck the Houthi stronghold of Hodeidah, killing more than 10,000 people, the UN has said.
Yemen’s civil war has claimed more than 4,500 lives since March 2015, with nearly half the country left without electricity.
Al Jazeera’s Mohammed al-Khatib contributed to this report.