Al-Masirah Channel Roams in this District Claimed to be under the Coalition’s Control




Al-Masirah satellite channel, Tuesday evening, broadcasteda video clip of a field trip by its correspondent in areas claimed by the media of the Saudi-led coalition that it had controlled in the district of Durahmi ,southern of the province of Hodeidah.

In an interview with the Al-Durahmi’s sons by Al-Masirah channel , they ridiculed the claims of the media of the coalition , stressing their stand alongside the Yemeni joint forces, all the tribes and the honorable people of Yemen and preparing to participate in confronting the coalition and its paid fighters.

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its regional allies — mainly the united Arab Emirates and Jordan — started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people later, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Hodeidah is a strategic port city which the Saudi-led coalition has been eager to retake from Yemeni joint forces control. But the former UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheik, warned against attacking the port city over potential catastrophic consequences to Yemen last year. Martin Griffiths, the new special envoy to Yemen, echoed the same concern over attacking Hudaydah at the UN Security Council this week.

“Hodeida should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis. It should be the source of at least 70 percent of all imports to Yemen,” Suze van Meegen, a protection and advocacy adviser with the Norwegian Refugee Council, told AFP.