The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the uptick in Saudi-led airstrikes on the strategic port city of Hudaydah will eventually frustrate efforts by United Nations Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to rekindle peace talks in Sweden next month.
Saudi-led military aircraft have bombarded Hudaydah 35 times over the last 12 hours. This came as Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have targeted several areas in the port city with missiles and artillery rounds, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network cited Mohammed Abdul-Salam as writing on his official Twitter page on Sunday.
He noted that the increase in the extent of Saudi-led attacks on Hudaydah have exposed the main motives of the Riyadh regime and its regional allies, warning that the process will only destroy peace efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen.
Earlier on Sunday, Saudi warplanes launched two airstrikes against a farm in the al-Durayhimi district of the Yemeni province. There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.
Saudi warplanes also carried out ten aerial assaults on al-Garrahi and al-Tuhayat districts in Hudaydah province, with no immediate reports of casualties.