At least eight Yemeni fishermen have lost their lives after enemy of Islam Saudi Arabia’s warplanes bombed their boasts in the Red Sea.
Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported on Saturday that the fishermen were killed near Hanish Island in the western province of Hudaydah.
In a similar attack on Thursday, Saudi jets pounded several boats off the coast of Zaqar Island, killing 20 fishermen and injuring several others.
Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes targeted a residential area in the northern Sa’ada province. The airborne assault left a Yemeni woman and her son dead and several others wounded.
Fresh peace talks on the horizon
Separately, a delegation from Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and the General People’s Congress (GPC) arrived in Omani capital Muscat on Saturday, to take part in preliminary consultations ahead of the United Nations-brokered peace talks on Yemen aimed at restoring stability in the war-ravaged country.
They will meet the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to discuss the UN peace draft. Mohammed Abdul Salam, Ansarullah spokesman, expressed hope that the upcoming talks in Geneva would end in genuine results and resolve the conflict in Yemen.
The previous peace talks between the warring sides, the Ansarullah movement and fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi failed in June after Hadi put a pre-condition and refused to attend the negotiating table.
So far, no specific date has been set for the second round of Yemen talks, but it has been said that the discussions will be held in the near future.
Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26. The military aggression is supposedly meant to undermine Ansarullah and bring Hadi back to power.
The Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,500 people and injured over 16,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
Human rights groups and international organizations have voiced deep concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Yemen, calling for an end to the conflict.