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Saudi-led coalition conducts new round of airstrikes against various areas across Yemen

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Yemenis inspect the damage after the Saudi-led coalition forces carried out airstrike in Sana’a, Yemen, on January 18, 2022. (Photo by Anadolu news agency)

Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes have launched a new round of airstrikes on various regions across Yemen, as the Riyadh regime and its allies escalate their aggression against the war-torn country.

Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported more than a dozen air attacks on the country’s northern province of Hajjah in the early hours of Wednesday, saying the Saudi jets bombarded the Harad district.

Fighter jets from the Saudi-led coalition had carried out 22 airstrikes on the same Yemeni district hours earlier. There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

Saudi-led fighter jets also launched three raids on the al-Jubah and Wadi al-Ubaidah districts of the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, in addition to two raids on the al-Hazm district in the northern province of Jawf.

There is still no report of possible casualties in the airstrikes.

Moreover, Saudi-led military aircraft conducted two airstrikes against the Baqim district in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

‘UN, Security Council only concerned about political sellouts’

Meanwhile, a senior member of Yemen’s popular Ansarullah resistance movement denounced the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for extending an arms embargo to all his fellow fighters, stating that UN bodies are only concerned about selling their positions, and do not care at all about global peace and security.

Abdulmalik al-Ajri told al-Masirah TV that “the arms embargo contradicts earlier claims made by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen [Hans Grundberg] with respect to the re-launch of peace negotiations. How does he call for peace on one hand and escalates tensions on the other?”

He stressed that the move invalidates peace efforts, and proves that the UN institutions are bodies simply formed to serve the interests of the United States and its Western allies.

Ajri criticized the UN bodies’ double standards vis-à-vis the Russia-Ukraine crisis and numerous crimes against Arabs and Muslims.

“The entire world suffers from the state terrorism of the United States, France and Britain, as they are the countries that have most subjected various races to torture since the 19th century,” he pointed out.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and several Western states.

The objective was to return to power the former Riyadh-backed regime and crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.

The war has stopped well shy of all of its goals, despite killing tens of thousands of Yemenis and turning entire Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Yemeni forces have continued to grow stronger in the face of the Saudi-led invaders, advancing toward strategic areas held by Saudi-led mercenaries, including Ma’rib province, and conducting several rounds of counterstrikes against Saudi Arabia and the UAE in recent months.

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