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Saudi-led coalition bleeds at the hands of the Yemeni army forces as war enters its fifth year!

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Yemeni army forces killed and wounded many of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, in a retaliatory attack as the coalition regime’s deadly war against Yemen which enters its fifth year.

The Spokesman of the Yemeni army forces, Brigadier Yahya Sare’e, stated on Thursday that 192 of the paid fighters of the coalition were killed and injured in encountering 5 creeps of them towards Baqem in Aseer.

In a post on Facebook, the spokesman confirmed that over 10 military machinery were destroyed. “Over 100 of the mercenaries were injured and over 90 were killed, their bodies still there,” he stated.

He pointed out that Aseer hospitals were filled with injured and dead, after the arrival of more than fifteen ambulances to them, explaining that their enemy was suffering a large state of disappointment and frustration after his failure to make any progress.

At least 190 of the coalition’s paid fighters were killed or injured in the Yemeni city of Sa’ada, where a massive attack by the kingdom was foiled, the spokesman says.

According to Brigadier General Yahya Saree, Yemeni forces foiled the Saudi-led attack on Baqim District, killing 90 paid fighters and injuring at least 100 others, adding that the Yemeni forces also cleansed Naseh heights from the coalition’s paid fighters.

On Sunday, Saree said Yemeni fighters killed at least 20 Saudi soldiers.

The attack by the Yemeni army forces targeted two military bases in the southern Saudi town of Jizan, he said.

On the other hand,” International humanitarian law is unequivocal on this point.  Parties which resort to arms are required to do everything possible to protect hospitals and health facilities. This is not a voluntary commitment—it is a fundamental responsibility,” said the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.

“Cholera is starting to spread like wild-fire across the country. In the past three months, we’ve seen 200 deaths and more than 110,000 suspected cases said Ms. Grande. “It’s unconscionable that facilities are being destroyed just when people need them the most.”

The coordinator pointed out that Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Nearly 80 per cent of the total population, 24.1 million people, requires some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. Ten million people are a step away from famine and starvation and 7 million people are malnourished. Ten million people rely entirely on humanitarian assistance.

Minister of Transport Zakaria al-Shami said that the properties damage caused by the coalition in Yemen in its infrastructure is estimated at more than 4.3 billion dollars.

” The targeting and closure of airports, seaports and land crossings have created a great humanitarian tragedy,” the minister said in a press conference in Sanaa. Confirming that “The siege has led to the death of thousands of patients and obstructed the arrival of supplies, pharmaceuticals, food and oil”.

He added that more than 100 thousand victims have died due to the depletion of medicines and medical solutions that were transported by air, pointing out that about 220 thousand patients in need to travel abroad and 15-25 cases of them die daily.

Al-Shami pointed out that over 70 thousand people with kidney failure need kidney transplantation outside Yemen.

Save the Children organization condemned the crime of the coalition in Kitaf hospital of Saada, in which at least seven were killed, including four children and eight others were wounded, demanding an immediate investigation.

“We are shocked and appalled by this outrageous attack,” said Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children, in a statement. “Innocent children and health workers have lost their lives in what appears to been an indiscriminate attack on a hospital in a densely populated civilian area. Attacks like these are a breach of international law.”

A report of Russia stated that the British Special Forces provided various types of support to the coalition in Yemen, including medical support, translation, training and coordination of air strikes, asserting that five members of these forces were seriously injured by an exchange of fire with the Houthis in February. Against the background of this report, Thornberry questioned the extent to which British troops were genuinely engaged in Yemen and whether UK military personnel were witnesses to war crimes committed by the coalition.

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.

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.