Houthis accuse coalition of escalation in many fronts

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-11-16 | Since 8 Month

Houthi military spokesman, Yahiya Sari'e

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The Houthi group on Friday accused the Saudi-led coalition of military escalation in many fronts, citing airstrikes launched by the coalition.

The coalition states continue their escalation at internal fronts and Saudi borders by mobilization and advances under constant aircraft cover of more than 12 raids, Houthi military spokesman said in a statement.

One of the coalition airstrikes has targeted al-Luhaia in the western governorate of Hodeida, Yahiya Sari'e added. "This escalation is a blatant violation of the Sweden pact" reached by parties to Yemen's war last December under UN sponsorship.

The UN has recently established five checkpoints at frontlines in Hodeida to monitor ceasefire in the strategic port city.

At borders, the "aggression states could not achieve any significant advance, despite escalation, and were afflicted with strong hits," the spokesman claimed.

While Sari'e did not accurately locate the aircraft-backed offensive operations, pro-Houthi media talked about Saudi missile and artillery bombing on Razeh and Monabih districts of Sa'ada at the northern borders with Saudi Arabia.

Some border fighting fronts have recently witnessed clashes between Saudi forces and Houthis, despite the unofficial talks reportedly underway between the Kingdom and the group to reach ceasefire.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally-recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi.


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