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Hezbollah slams ongoing US-Saudi crimes in Yemen

9 September 2015 22:20



Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, has slammed heinous crimes committed by Saudi Arabia and the US against the people of Yemen who have been under relentless deadly attacks.

Hezbollah said in a statement that these “crimes did not stop since the beginning of the aggression almost six months ago,” al-Manar TV reported on Wednesday.

There has been “a serious escalation in the past two days, as if the forces of aggression retaliate against Yemen, its people and history, especially after the strike the aggression received in Safer area,” the statement added.

Earlier this month, a top Yemeni tribal source said the bodies of 103 foreign troopers were recovered from the al-Safer airport in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, where they came under a rocket attack by Yemeni army forces and allied Popular Committees.

Hezbollah further censured humanitarian organizations and international institutions for turning a blind eye to the ongoing crimes in Yemen.

Yemenis look at the damage following a Saudi airstrike on the capital, Sana’a, on August 31, 2015. © AFP


The statement also questioned the reason for these organizations’ silence on the killing of Yemeni civilians and destruction of their civilization and future through “sinful” rockets targeting their facilities.

On March 26, Saudi Arabia, Washington’s main ally in the region, began its aggression against Yemen – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

In late June, Human Rights Watch accused the US of complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression against Yemen, saying that Washington is potentially liable in the unlawful strikes as the US is involved in refueling warplanes flying over Yemen and also in providing intelligence for the Saudis.

The conflict in Yemen has so far left about 4,500 people dead and thousands of others wounded, the UN says. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.

The UN has repeatedly voiced concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in the Saudi military aggression against the impoverished Arab country.

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