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Enemies failed in military aggression to seize Yemen’s Hudaydah: Ansarullah

The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the Saudi-led military alliance has dismally failed in its campaign to overrun the strategic western Yemeni port city of Hudaydah.

“The enemies’ scenario to march into Hudaydah has resulted in failure, because they heavily relied on psychological warfare and media propaganda, concealing the real facts on the ground,” Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted Mohammed Abdul-Salam as saying on Sunday.

He added that Saudi Arabia and its regional allies have not derived any benefit from over three-year Yemen war and are losers.

“They lack any military and political vision and have no understanding of the nature of the Yemeni nation,” Abdul-Salam pointed out.

Spokesman of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Mohammed Abdul-Salam (file photo)

He also lamented the deteriorating situation in areas under the control of the United Arab Emirates, stating that locals in districts not occupied by Emirati military forces live in a state of security, stability and social cohesion.

“The occupied territories are witnessing lack of security, law violation, numerous cases of rape, growing chaos and spread of al-Qaeda terror group in addition to violations of human rights and torture in detention centers,” the Ansarullah spokesman highlighted.

Abdul-Salam added that Saudi Arabia and its allies have not allowed any peace negotiations to bear fruit ever since the Yemeni conflict broke out in March 2015.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left some 600,000 civilians dead and injured since March 2015.

People displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah sit outside a host family’s house, where they live on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen, on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)

The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.

A high-ranking UN aid official has warned against the “catastrophic” living conditions in Yemen, stating that there was a growing risk of famine and cholera there.

“The conflict has escalated since November, driving an estimated 100,000 people from their homes,” John Ging, UN director of aid operations, told the UN Security Council on February 27.

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