Sayyed Houthis , ballastic missiles across the West Coast
The Yemeni army forces on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile, Badr 1-p, at groups of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, paid fighters in the western coast, a military official told YemenExtra.
The missile hit the target accurately, the official added.
Ansarullah Leader, Abdulmalik Badr al-Din al-Houthi, on Wednesday called on free Yemeni people to head seriously towards combat fronts, especially in the western coast, to counter Saudi-led coalition.
“The western coast battle is a battle of great importance because it is taking place on an area of more than 200 kilometers,” al-Houthi said in a speech aired by Al-Masirah TV Channel.
In his speech, al-Houthi praised the values of Yemeni tribe, represented in the rejection of injustice and crimes.
“We should not ignore what is happening to our Yemeni people, but we must join the fronts of pride and dignity to face the aggression and criminality forces,” he said.
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.
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.