Monday, 12 November, 2018

Battles rock Yemen port city as United Nations warns of 'living hell'

Civilians have borne the brunt of the conflict which has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis and a cholera epidemic Civilians have borne the brunt of the conflict which has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis and a cholera epidemic
Leonard Rios | 04 November, 2018, 20:07

"The operation targeted ballistic missile launch-and-storage sites, UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] ground stations, bomb-making facilities and affiliated logistical-support sites at Sanaa's Al-Dailami Airbase", the SPA quoted coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki as saying, as reported by Anadolu Agency (AA). Since then, a Saudi-led, USA -backed coalition supporting the largely exiled government has blockaded the rebel-held north and waged a devastating air campaign, causing thousands of deaths.

Guterres' remarks come three days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a cessation of hostilities and said UN-led negotiations to end the war should begin in November.

"Fierce battles between forces backed by Saudi-led coalition and the #Houthis have been going on for hours in the southern and eastern outlets of the Red Sea port city of #Hodiedah, with huge blasts being heard and airstrikes", Yemeni journalist Mohammed al-Qadhi wrote in a tweet Friday morning.

According to the United Nations, at least 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition entered the conflict.

Aviation at the airport and global aid efforts are unaffected, Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a phone interview that was broadcast live.

The coalition had massed thousands of troops near the city on Wednesday, in a move to pressure the Houthis to return to UN-sponsored peace talks. He also said airstrikes by the Arab coalition, backed by the US, "must cease in all populated areas in Yemen".

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"Yemen today stands on a precipice", he said as United Nations aid agencies fear millions more could be pushed to the brink of starvation in the conflict.

The UN children's fund (UNICEF) warned an assault on Hodeida city would jeopardise the lives of Yemenis across the country who depend on its port for humanitarian aid.

Yemen has been at war since March 2015, when Houthis occupied northern Yemen, forcing the government into exile.

The coalition has imposed a blockade on the port, however, allegedly as part of efforts to prevent the Houthis from using it as a landing point for weapons supplied by Iran.

Later on Wednesday, Yemeni security and medical officials said an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition killed five civilians and wounded eight more just south of Hodeida.

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