Sana’a (GPA) – With international silence and virtually nonexistent media coverage, Saudi Arabia continues carrying out their war crimes in Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition still carries out dozens of air strikes against Yemen on a daily basis; targeting homes, farms, cars, and more.
Saudi War Crimes in Yemen
In the past 24 hours, Saudi war planes have struck one civilian’s home in Hajjah governorate as well as a beekeeper’s car. The coalition also ordered air strikes targeting another home farther east in al-Jawf governorate as well as Marib.
Moving north to Saada, war planes launched several raids. Three of which struck a civilian’s car. Saudi border guards shot and killed at least one civilian.
In the southern governorate of Taiz, nearly a dozen air strikes destroyed civilian infrastructure including a farm.
Air raids and hovering drones have become a nightly occurrence in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a. Last night was no exception when the Saudi-coalition launched an attack on several areas including the September 21st Park, which commemorates the victories of Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement. The raids in Sana’a damaged civilian homes and businesses.
Along Yemen’s western coast, war planes launched over a dozen air strikes against areas of Hodeidah and Midi.
Despite the air raids, Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees successfully repelled Saudi-backed mercenaries in Taiz, Marib, and Hajjah. Yemen’s resistance also launched strong offensives in Najran and Jizan where forces targeted Saudi mercenaries with rockets and destroyed military equipment.
Yemeni forces have increased their assaults in Najran, Jizan, and Asir provinces in retaliation for the ongoing war against Yemen. These provinces are technically beyond the Saudi border but were previously part of Yemen’s territory. Yemen’s highly-skilled Sniper Unit operates specifically in these areas.
According to a leaked U.N. report, Saudi-coalition forces (operating with support from the U.S. and U.K.) have killed 502 children and injured at least 838 more. They have also destroyed nearly 30 schools. Local organizations estimate the number to be far higher.
The report also recommended adding Saudi Arabia to an international black list for their chronic human rights violations abroad.
Saudi Arabia and their allies have killed thousands in Yemen since 2015– with full support from the United States and western powers.
But local activists and officials believe more civilians have died from the siege than from the air strikes. The Saudi coalition (which includes most of the Gulf Cooperation Council) has also enacted a full blockade over Yemen. Yemen imports roughly 80% of food, so this has triggered a borderline famine.
The impoverished country is also experiencing a globally-unprecedented cholera epidemic. Nearly 400,000 are expected to become infected with the illness by the end of this year, and over 2,000 have already lost their lives just since April.
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