Sana’a (GPA) – 15 civilians in Yemen lost their lives today after Saudi Arabia launched a series of airstrikes targeting cars in Saada province.
The recent terror attacks in Saada are just another case of Saudi Arabia attacking civilians in Yemen without remorse. The United States and western allies provide military and intelligence support to all members of the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen.
Additional airstrikes targeted Taiz, Sana’a, Dhamar, Hajjah, and Hodeidah provinces without reports of casualties.
Yemen Responds to Ongoing Aggression
Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees retaliated by launching attacks on Saudi military targets beyond the border in Jizan province.
President of Sana’a’s Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Sammad, spoke today at a meeting with various governors and leaders. He expressed that the war against Yemen is entering a new phase as Afghanistan and Pakistan have recently sent mercenaries to fight on Saudi Arabia’s behalf.
President al-Sammad explained that Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees are willing to end the ballistic missile strikes on Saudi territory provided Riyadh end their devastating airstrike campaign. He also urged all international actors who claim to support human rights to help end the aggression against Yemen.
Yemen’s resistance, known throughout western media simply as “the Houthis,” recently reiterated their willingness to proceed with peace talks, initiate a national dialogue, and begin reconstruction efforts.
Washington’s Participation in Warcrimes
Far from a mere passive observer, the United States provides both military and intelligence support to Emirati and Saudi-backed forces. Saudi airstrikes and ground operations have killed and injured over 35,000 people in the past three years.
US forces provide intelligence support for selecting airstrike targets. Riyadh’s airstrike campaign frequently targets markets, homes, cars, media crews, farms, factories, prisons, and even ambulance crews entering bomb sites. This affirms Washington’s direct participation in gruesome war crimes and arguably genocide against the Yemeni people.
United States Navy ships enforce the siege and blockade throughout the Red Sea by prohibiting aid and cargo ships from docking in resistance-held territory such as Hodeidah port. (It’s also worth mentioning that Saudi airstrikes destroyed the port’s cranes a while back.)
Over eight million Yemenis face direct famine due to the land, air, and sea blockade which severely restricts food, aid, salaries, flow of movement, and vital medical supplies. Saudi Arabia demanded the closure of Yemen’s main airport in Sana’a and subsequently destroyed its infrastructure.
Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi Nord is a US-based geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she started learning about the media’s pivotal role in selling “humanitarian” interventions as a teenager during the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq war. Randi Nord has lived in the Empire’s neoliberal tropical paradise (Kingdom of Hawai’i) and Lebanon. She frequently participates in the UN Human Rights Council as a guest of NGOs speaking about Yemen.