Humanitarian Catastrophe, 9500 killed & injured After 34 Days Bombing in Yemen

Tue Apr 28, 2015 20:41:09

International Aid Organization warns of “humanitarian catastrophe" as Saudi’s bombing continues.According to a report by Yemen's Freedom House Foundation, Saudi airstrikes have killed 3,512 Yemeni people, including 492 children and 209 women, since the beginning of the aggression until April 25.

The report added that 6,189 people were injured, including 978 children and 713 women, during the same period.About 95,000 families have been displaced due to the Saudi-led airstrikes, according to the report.

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed as result of conflict in Yemen since 26 March, Unicef said recently.Red Cross spokesperson says "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding as air strikes and clashes continue across the country.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded overnight and early Tuesday Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and in the south, while officials criticized attempts by the Saudi to airdrop weapons to pro former and fugitive Hadi’s fighters in Yemen.

The airstrikes also continued Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, where is under siege by the Houthi revolutionary, and also in the western city of Dhale.

The Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed a clinic and an ice factory in the Western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah.
Meanwhile, Saudi air strikes bombed Yemeni army's Brigade 10 base in Southern al-Hudaydah.

Earlier today, the Saudi fighter jets conducted a series of attacks on civilian areas in Salif district in al-Hudaydah, killing scores of people and injuring others.

Sanaa, Aden and Taiz -the third largest city in Yemen - have been declared "disaster zones" by Aid organization where humanitarian situation is on verge of collapse.

The attendees at the Aden meeting said at least two other cities should be added to the list - Abyan and Lahj - and described the situation there as bad.

4 days ago Saudi fighter jets have intercepted an Iranian airplane taking an airlift of humanitarian aid to Yemen. Saudis also prevent of Aid arrival to region under Ansarullah popular committees or Houthi fighters and their popular allied.

Today an air strike by Saudi forces attacking Yemen struck a civilian airliner at the country's Sanaa airport and damaged the runway on Tuesday.

The official said the strike hit the plane owned by Yemen's Felix Airways, which operates mainly domestic flights and also runs trips to some Saudi cities, Reuters reports.

On the other hand, there are two main concerns in the Yemeni conflict - its impact on civilians and humanitarian consequences, Joe Stork, Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch, told RT.

He warned “severe disruption of food, medicines and fuel supplies” endangering people.Also today One Saudi soldier was killed and 2 others were injured in heavy clashes along the Saudi Arabian border.

Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

On April 21, after four weeks of bombings, Riyadh declared end to military operations in Yemen, but Saudi warplanes are still bombing residential areas across the war-ravaged nation one week after.

Today Houthi revolutionary and their allies have advanced into the heart of Yemen's second city Aden in heavy fighting with Al-Qaeda.

A Saudi-led coalition meanwhile continued air strikes for a seventh straight day.Former ousted president Hadi fled to neighboring Saudi Arabia when the Houthi revolutionary closed in on Aden last month.

At least 15 al-Qaeda member were killed in heavy fighting with Houthi fighters in the oil-producing Marib province in central Yemen, tribal and medical sources said.

The Houthis say their advance on Marib is to flush out militants belonging to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most active branches of the Sunni Muslim militant network and an enemy of the Shi'ite Houthis.

Ma'rib governor along with a senior member of the Salafist Islah Party escaped to Saudi Arabia through al-Wadi border crossing after the Ansarullah popular fighters inflicted major losses on the al-Qaeda terrorists and the loyalists to the country's fugitive President Mansour Hadi across the province.

Also, 26 vehicles belonging to the al-Qaeda terrorists and the Salafist Islah Party fled the battlefield after they failed to stand the intense fire power of the Yemeni troops, FNA reported.

Hadi loyalist

The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda and Hadi loyalist terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 34 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Also Saudi artillery units shelled al-Hajawra village in Harad near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, leaving a woman dead and another injured.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi said the Saudi dynasty deserves to receive a strong and harsh punishment for its crimes in Yemen and massacring the oppressed nation.

"The crimes committed by the Al-Saud against the Muslim, revolutionary and oppressed Yemeni people, who are demanding independence and Islamic populism, are very heavy and deserve harsh punishment," Maj. Gen. Firouzabadi said, addressing a meeting of Army, IRGC and Law Enforcement commanders as well as senior officials of the Defense Ministry and General Staff of the Armed Forces here in Tehran on Tuesday.

Saudi politicians are suffering from a too old mindset, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said after Saudi-led coalition planes dropped leaflets in Yemen's central Taizz province in an effort to demonize Iran.

Last week Saudi-led coalition planes dropped leaflets in Taizz asserting the coalition's support for any Yemeni person opposed to "Iranian influence".

Meanwhile Yemen’s fugitive president who fled to saudi arabia has accused Jamal Benomar, the UN’s former special envoy to Yemen, of siding with the Houthi movement during UN-sponsored talks between the country’s different political factions earlier in the year.

Benomar resigned because of continued pressure of Persian Gulf countries who allied by Saudi Arabia.
The Iranian foreign ministry described the Saudi-led military strikes against Yemen as a "big miscalculation", and called for the settlement of the Yemen crisis through internal talks.

"Military attack against Yemen has been a big mistake and miscalculation," Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Tuesday.

Afkham also says new UN envoy should take constructive steps to stop on military attacks on Yemen.

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