Dead ,wounded, mostly children in new massacres by the Saudi-led coalition in Hodeidah
A number of citizens, including children, were killed and injured by air strikes, rocket and artillery bombardment of the Saudi-led coalition , backed by the US,in the province of Hodeidah.
A security source said that the planes of the coalition, targeted with a raid a bus on the public line in the Directorate of Marwah, killing four citizens, and wounding two others.
The source confirmed that five children were injured by artillery bombardment by the troops and paid fighters in the area of 7 July and that a child was seriously wounded by a shell fired by the troops on the Falcon area in Zabid district.
The US-Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive on Hodeidah 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 Hodeidah 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.