Souther activist reports a massacre committed by the UAE aviation against the southern paid fighters in the Coast Front
The aircraft of the US-Saudi led coalition Saturday evening, launched several airstrikes on military gatherings of elements of the so-called “brigades giants,” in # the West Coast Front, near Hodeidah province.
“The warplanes of the coalition again and again hit the men of the south in the west coast by mistake ,” said Jamal al-Subaihi, a southern activist, in a post on his social networking site ,Facebook.
Al-Subaihi said that the airstrikes targeted them during the withdrawal of some factions towards al-Khokha, on the pretex that the news , which came from the field, said that by the Yemeni army and the popular committees advances , considering this as an “uglier excuse than guilt.”
He added: “Since when does the Houthi have armor and military tanks in the coast to be bombed by the jets .. ??, pointing out that the conclusion that who escaped from bullets of Houthi was killed by the Arab coalition’s jets.
Hodeidah is a strategic port city which 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. The US-Saudi-led coalition has been eager to retake from Yemeni joint forces control, according to Yemeni officials.. 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.
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.
“We are increasingly concerned by the fighting in Hodeidah,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a press conference held on Wednesday.
Dujarric also warned of the repercussions’consequences on the humanitarian situation
“The occurrence of a battle in Hodeidah, in the west of Yemen could lead to the destruction of the port, which in turn will send millions to starvation,” said the British newspaper, The Independent.
“Yemen is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and is steadily slipping towards famine,” Mohsin Siddiqui, country director of the UK-based group, said in a press statement, Middle East News reported.
An estimated 90 percent of Yemen’s food and fuel is imported, in which 70 percent comes through the Port of Hudaydah. Furthermore, Hudaydah also handles the imports of medicine and other healthcare supplies.
An estimated 8.4 million people are at risk of severe famine and more than 22 million people, 75 percent of Yemen’s population, are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The war in Yemen has resulted in a collapsed economy and a cholera outbreak that has affected over 1.1 million people.
Aden city in southern Yemen, which was occupied by UK but now under the control of UAE, and the rest of the southern cities witnessed an insecurity situation that increased the assassinations of imams of mosques and security and military leaderships.
The UAE took control of Aden under the pretext of confronting the so –called “Houthis” Yemeni army and supported the establishment and formation of armed militias there.