The US-Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive on Hudaydah on 12 June in the largest battle of the war that the United Nations fears risks triggering a famine in Yemen where an estimated 8.4 million people are on the verge of starvation. Recently, It has been paused for peace talks, but no deal has been struck leaving Yemenis pessimistic over a viable political process.
The spokesman of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, said, on Tuesday, that the coalition paid fighters military creeps and infiltration attempts during the past 24 hours towards Kilo-16 were encountered by the Yemeni army forces.
The spokesman stated that over 200 of the paid fighters were killed and injured, including commanders and 25 Sudanese paid fighters.
A number of the paid fighters were imprisoned and over 19 armored military vehicles were destroyed. The Armed Forces spokesman mentioned that Air Force cooperated with Artillery Force to target gatherings of the paid fighters in the West Coast, killing and injuring dozens of them and destroyed a number o their machinery.
Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e added that coalition intensified its raids hysterically, as well as the media promotion of an imaginary achivements but all of these attempts failed.
Red Sea Mills in Hodeidah were completely destroyed, on Tuesday, by dozens of the coalition airstrikes. These were the only mills operating in Yemen, which millions of people relied on. Targeting them would starve all Yemeni People.
The Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Social Affairs and a number of organizations condemned the coalition targeting of the Red Sea Mills in Hodeidah, which stores tens of thousands of tons of wheat and flour for humanitarian assistance. The statement condemned the international silence on these terrible crimes that targeted the citizens’ subsistence committed by the coalition following the military escalation in the province.
The Ministry of Transport confirmed that the Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation continues to provide its services to all ships arriving at its ports, in a normal way and with its simple capabilities, which enable it to provide its services with ease. The Ministry of Transport denied in a statement received by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) rumors exchanged by the coalition that the port of Hodeidah is closed and unable to receive ships.
Ministry of Human Rights confirmed that the continuation of the coalition in its immoral actions and escalation of military operations in the port city of Hodeidah confirms its criminal intent to deliberately annihilate the Yemenis, control and exploit strategic facilities.
Lahj governor, Sheikh Ahmed Hamoud Jerib,called on all the wise in the southern provinces to withdraw their sons from the death camps, which devour them daily in the West Coast and other fronts.
Jerib confirmed that thousands of people of the south were killed in a futile battle in the West Coast without any issue, but for the interests of the UAE, its agenda and its American masters and behind them Israel in the West Coast.
Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi(Ansarallah) movement, which is the main force that faces the coallition, said on a TV speech ,” The decision of invading the Yemeni ,western coast, has been taken and adopted by the United States of America,noting that the Saudis are trying to abolish Yemen’s freedom,” stressing that it was the people of Yemen’s right to defend their country.
The Bab el-Mandab Strait, which is the southern entrance to the Red Sea, is one of the world’s key shipping lanes for crude oil and allows crude exports into the European market.
The United Nations said more than 350,000 people have been displaced from the strategic Red Sea port town of Hudaydah in western Yemen since June.Deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said during a press conference on Monday that violent clashes have erupted in the city over the past few days, especially in the Ad Durayhimi district.He added that emergency humanitarian assistance has already been provided to more than 90 per cent of those displaced.