Eastern Yemen witnesses tension between the Saudi-led coalition, Yemenis
A protester died of injuries on Thursday after he was hit a day earlier by a bullet fired from Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, paid fighters who dispersed an anti-coalition protest rally in al-Mahrah province, just hours after another one was killed during the rally, according to YemenExtra correspondent.
Ali al-Jadahi died from the bullet in Hasween district.
On Wednesday, the paid fighters opened fire to disperse protesters who demanded the coalition forces to leave Mahrah, killing two people, including al-Jadahi, and injuring four others.
Foreign Ministry in Sanaa on Thursday condemned the killing of a citizen from Mahra province, while The Political council of Ansar Allah condemned the colonial practices against the people of Mahra province who reject the resistance to the presence of the coalition forces, the latest that the killing and injuring of dozens and the military movements and points which were established by the coalition.
The Saudi occupation forces have established a number of military points in Yemen’s Mahrah province, eastern Yemen.Local residents gathered to the recently established military point, in an attempt to prevent the coalition to leave the area, as the point belongs to the local security services in the province, and there is no reason for the presence of the coalition in the area.
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.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.