Yemeni defense forces said they launched massive retaliatory strike, featuring a ballistic missile and as many as nine drones, against “sensitive” spots in the Saudi capital amid an ongoing Riyadh-led war on the impoverished nation.
Tens of thousands of people staged rallies across Yemen in protest at the all-out Saudi blockade and closure of Sana’a International Airport, which have made it impossible for food and medical supplies to reach the poor in the war-torn country.
Victory appears to be on the horizon in the heated battle for Yemen’s strategic central province of Marib as army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly taken control of most areas there and dislodged Saudi-led coalition forces and Saudi-backed militants from those regions.
Oxfam has accused the British government of prolonging the war in Yemen by allowing the export of air-to-air refueling equipment that it fears could be used to help the Saudi Air Force conduct indiscriminate bombing in the country.
Malnutrition rates in Yemen are at “record highs” as the country is “speeding towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades”, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council citing newly released data.
A Yemeni group called on people from all walks of life in the country to throw their weight behind the ongoing battle in the strategic central province of Marib as Yemeni Army and allied fighters from Popular Committees are pushing to drive out Saudi-led coalition forces and their mercenaries.