Iran dispatches planeload of humanitarian aid to Yemen
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched a planeload of humanitarian aid to Yemen where Shia mosques were recently targeted by terrorist attacks, Press TV reported.
The IRCS sent its 13-ton consignment of humanitarian aid and medical supply on Monday.
Meanwhile, 52 people injured in the recent deadly bomb attacks in Yemen were flown to Iran on Monday and taken to hospital for treatment.
An Iranian medical official said the patients have sustained such injuries as fractures, burns and amputation.
Soleiman Heidari added that six of the victims are in critical condition.
He noted that Iran sent a six-member medical team to Yemen following the terrorist attacks to treat the victims.
Three bomb attacks were carried out at two mosques in Sana'a on Friday. At least 142 people were killed and 351 suffered injuries in the blasts targeting Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques.
A branch of the ISIL terrorist group in Yemen claimed responsibility for the bombings in an online statement, warning that the attacks were "just the tip of the iceberg."
The blasts came against the backdrop of intense gun battles between supporters and opponents of fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the southern port city of Aden. More than a dozen people died in the fighting, which also forced closure of the Aden International Airport.
Hadi, along with members of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah's cabinet, stepped down in late January, but the parliament did not approve the president's resignation. The president fled his home in Sana'a on February 21, after weeks under effective house arrest and went to Aden, Yemen's second largest city, where he officially withdrew his resignation and highlighted his intention to resume duties. This came after the Houthi fighters took control of Sana'a in September 2014.