Yemeni army forces spokesman confirms the coalition failure in the West Coast
The Spokesman of the Yemeni army forces, Brigadier, Yahya Sare’e, confirmed that all paid fighters of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US,attempts to infiltrate and penetrate the defenses of our forces in the West Coast were broken and failed despite the air and sea coverage and support. Their attempt resulted in killing and wounding hundreds of them as well as the destruction of a large number of machinery and military equipment.
He said in a statement that “113 of the paid fighters were killed and 156 others were injured and 69 armored vehicles and various military vehicles were destroyed during the confrontation and encountering the mercenaries creeps on the fronts of Kilo 16 and the Airport in the West Coast during the past 48 hours.” The spokesman praised the steadfastness of the Yemeni army forces in the face of the coalition and its paid fighters.
On the other hand, The coalition launched, on Saturday, over 60 airstrikes on Kilo-16 and Hodeidah Airport, while the coalition artillery targeted residential areas in the same area. It is worth mentioning that the US-Saudi aggression has launched over 120 raids on Kilo 16, Hodeidah Airport and its surroundings.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition 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 60,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
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.