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Civil Coalition Reports 2450 Saudi Air Strikes on Yemen with banned weapons

23 April 2015 15:39


Yemen’s civil coalition said on Thursday that the Saudi warplanes conducted 2450 air strikes on Yemen, and used internationally banned weapons during the last 29 days of aggression.
Yemen’s civil coalition said that the Saudi warplanes targeted food warehouses, markets, factories and shops.

The coalition further said that 21 mosques were destroyed during the Saudi-led air raids.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia declared that it would stop bombing Yemen’s cities after 27 days of intensive airstrikes that have resulted in the death of around 2,900 people, mostly women and children.

Senior Saudi officials said they would stop their attacks, stating that they have obtained their goals, including elimination of threats through a destruction of Yemen’s ballistic missiles, a claim already rejected by senior Ansarullah leader Habib Zuhair al-Muslim.

In his interview with FNA earlier Tuesday, Muslim denied the claims made by Ahmed al-Assiri, the spokesman of Saudi-led coalition’s ‘Decisive Storm’ military operation, about the destruction of 80% of the arms and ammunition of the Ansarullah movement in the Saudi-led airstrikes.

Muslim told FNA that Ansarullah revolutionaries’ arms, armored vehicles and rockets are stored in secret and safe depots, and Saudi Arabia may not find their whereabouts.

Saudi Arabia launched its airstrikes on March 26 in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression claimed the lives of around 2,900 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it was bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes were flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Riyadh officials said the Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen are now entering a political phase, but the latest reports from different Yemeni cities say that the Saudi airstrikes are still underway.

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