Saudi-Led Coalition Strikes Yemeni MoD After Houthis' Attack
Nov 11 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
A citizen was killed and two others wounded when US-backed Saudi warplanes waged on Saturday strikes on an old city in the Capital of Sanaa, an official told Saba.
The alleged air strike comes nearly a week after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile launched by the Houthis, prompting the Saudi-led coalition to call the attack an "act of war" and hold Tehran responsible for arming the Yemeni rebels, a claim repeatedly denied by the Islamic Republic. There was no word of any casualties.
November 9, 2017 (EIRNS)-Contrary to the the Saudi contention (unfortunately endorsed by the White House) that the November 4 attempted ballistic missile attack on Riyadh from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen was an escalation by Iran, the reality is that it is the Saudis who are committing crimes against the civilian population in Yemen. While Tehran has firmly denied its involvement, Saudi Arabia still holds Iran responsible for the attack.
The United Nations (UN) said on Friday that the coalition is still blocking desperately needed UN aid deliveries to Yemen despite the re-opening of the Yemeni port of Aden and also a land border crossing. "It will be the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims".
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More than 2,000 Yemenis have died in a cholera outbreak now affecting almost one million people.
The war has led Yemen to the world's most humanitarian catastrophe with less than one million Yemenis hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and pushed the poor Arab country into the brink of mass starvation.
The conflict has left more than 8,650 people dead, including many civilians.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.