West News Wire: According to local media, a new wave of airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on a region in the war-torn nation’s Hodeida Province resulted in the deaths of three Yemeni children and the injury of another.
According to a Houthi’s spokesman quoted by Yemen’s al-Masirah TV, the devastating airstrikes were carried out by Saudi Arabia-led spy planes and targeted the hamlet of al-Sharjah and the al-Jarrahi district southeast of Hodeida.
Local sources claim that earlier on Monday, two civilians were killed and four others were injured by coalition forces commanded by Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi regime’s ongoing executions and rights breaches against Yemenis in the border regions have been condemned by the Ministry of Human Rights.
The ministry said that Saudi-led coalition commits crimes against the impoverished country on a daily basis, killing not only Yemenis but also migrants in populated areas.
“Despite the mounting death toll and the ongoing violations in Hodeida, the world turns a blind eye to the crimes of the Saudi regime, which persists in committing them in cold blood,” said the ministry in a statement.
The statement highlighted the absence of international justice and the failure to condemn these crimes and to hold the coalition accountable for its crimes, and said that “the Saudi-led coalition takes advantage of the inaction and complicity of the United Nations and the international community and organizations that have shown hypocrisy and dual standards.”
In November, the Entesaf Organization for the Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights announced that more than more than 3,000 children have been killed and more than 4,000 injured as a result of the seven-year war on Yemen.
The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.
Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistical support from the United States and other Western states.
The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush Yemen’s Houthis, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.
While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.