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Here is what you need to know about the Saudi-led coalition, international organizations:Yemeni official

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Yemeni officials revealed serious details about the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, just after the Sweden agreement done last month.

Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser al-Atafi briefed on Monday on the ceasefire violations by Saudi-led coalition in Hodeidah province.

During his visit to Joint Operations Room to monitor the violations, al-Atafi said that the redeployment by the Yemeni army forces from Hodeidah port and handing over it to the Yemeni Coast Guard Service is an important step to meet Sweden agreement.

The minister praised the great efforts exerted by the Room to serve the Yemeni people, who are still subjected to unjust siege, destruction infrastructures and the war of annihilation by the coalition forces.

The spokesman of the Armed Forces, General Yahya Sare’e, said on Sunday that the coalition and its paid fighters are delaying implementation of the agreement and continue their violations of the ceasefire in Hodeidah , committing more than 31 violations during the past 24 hours, despite the presence of the UN team and joint committees, pointing out that the agreement has so far been violated 801 times by the coalition forces.

In response to the infiltrations and escalation of the coalition’s paid fighters, the spokesman confirmed that the Yemeni army forces carried out an attack on the positions of the paid fightersin Razih, controlling a number of them and killing and injuring dozens of the paid fighters.

The coalition warplanes bombarded Yemen 50 times each day,he added,In 244 cases, Saudis used cluster bombs to hit targets in Yemen,referring to the coalition’s missile and mortar attacks, he said the Saudi frigates conducted 494 missile attacks on Yemeni coastal areas.

In a separate context, the WFP alleged on Monday that food aid meant for starving Yemenis is being stolen and sold in some areas controlled by the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen, condemned the accusations on Tuesday, and said the WFP was “fully responsible for … quantities of rotten food” it sent to Yemen.

He added that Yemeni forces refused to allow this food supply into the country because “it violates standards and regulations and is not suitable for human consumption.”

Houthi said, however, that the Ansarullah movement “welcomed” an independent investigation and called on the WFP to back up its accusations with proof. He then accused UN organizations of bias.

The Associated Press , for its part, reported that the paid fighters of the coalition in Taiz are stealing foreign aid from the poor and hungry people in the region, pointing out that this aid goes to the benefit of the fighters.

The agency reported in an investigation published that thousands of families in Taiz do not get food aid allocated to them because of the detention mostly by armed units engaged in the coalition led by in the fighting in Yemen.

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 600,000 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.

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