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Ansarullah: Saudi Arabia’s blatant violation of international law in Yemen

10 October 2015 8:13


Address to the worshipers in Tehran, a high-ranking official with Yemen’s Ansarullah movement said Saudi Arabia has blatantly violated international regulations and humanitarian values by conducting deadly airstrikes against Yemen.

Abdulrahman Mokhtar said the Saudi airstrikes have claimed the lives of many civilians including women and children and destroyed infrastructure in Yemen.

The Yemeni nation, he emphasized, is determined to continue resistance against the Saudi regime until victory.

Yemen has been under Saudi airstrikes on a daily basis since March 26. The attacks were launched in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

About 6,400 people have reportedly lost their lives in the conflict in Yemen, according to reports.

On October 2, Julien Harneis, the representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Yemen, said “with every day that passes, children see their hopes and dreams for the future shattered.”

Six months of violence in Yemen, UNICEF said, have killed “at least 505 children.” More than 700 kids have been also injured in the airstrikes, and over 1.7 million others are at risk of malnutrition.

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