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Yemeni history between the jaws of the Saudi-led coalition

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number of extremist elements belongs to the forces of Hadi destroyed one of the historic domes in Tor Baha Directorate of Lahj province, local sources reported.

According to the the sources, extremist elements joining the forces of Hadi destroyed a historic dome in the area of Shaab district of Tor Baha district.

A number of domes and historic shrines in the areas under their control were demolished, amid the absence of security.

Earlier this year,the Ministry of Tourism condemned the terrorist bombing, that took place on Thursday, on historic buildings and landmarks in the city of Shibam Hadramout, a UNESCO World Heritage City.

The ministry said in a statement that the bombing caused serious damage to the Royal Palace building, which is one of the famous historical landmarks in the city of Shibam, in addition to the historic Maarouf Mosque and neighboring buildings and houses of citizens.

The statement held the coalition responsible for targeting and destroying Yemen’s historical monuments.

The Parliament reviewed a part of report of the committee on information, culture and tourism on the violations committed in Yemen’s historic cities and the warning issued by UNESCO’s warning to place them on the World Heritage List at risk.

The parliamentary committee’s report indicated that the irregularities are concentrated in the Old City of Sanaa, the historic city of Zabid, the city of Shibam Hadramout and the province of Socotra Archipelago.

Gunmen backed by tribal and military parties seized control over historical salt basins in Khor Maksar district east of Aden, sources said.Aden has been enduring security vacuum and popular disorder since Saudi and Emirati occupation forces stormed the port city in 2016.

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.

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