Customs Authority calls attack as violent

Senior Houthi leader calls on coalition devote itself to fighting Covid-19

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2020-05-02 | Since 3 Month

Food trucks set on fire in Afar Customs, central Yemen

The senior leader of the Houthi group (Ansar Allah), Mohammad Ali Al Houthi on Saturday, called on the Saudi-led Arab coalition to devote itself seriously to confronting the new Corona virus, instead of continuing its military operations in Yemen, after hours of coalition air raids targeting a customs outlet in the country.

Al-Houthi, a member of the so-called Supreme Political Council, tweeted: "The US-Saudi aggression air force

is implementing the extension (the ceasefire) by several escalating methods, including the dawn of this morning, Afar Customs Center in Al-Bayda Governorate, with several raids, which led to the death and injury and burning of a number of Cargo Carriers ".


He added that "offensive actions and massacres are the most prominent criminal title throughout the years of aggression against Yemen."


Al-Houthi added, "The countries of the American, British, Saudi, and Emirati aggression must devote themselves seriously to confronting Covid 19, instead of continuing the air strikes and ground battles against the Republic of Yemen.".

He considered, "The bombing of foodstuffs and goods in the Afar port comes as part as of the double siege of the Yemeni people, and it is a premeditated war crime."

Earlier, on Saturday, the Houthi group announced that dead and wounded (whose number has not been determined) were killed in air strikes by Arab coalition aircraft targeting al-Bayda governorate, central Yemen.

The Customs Authority in Sanaa said that the coalition aircraft "bombed, at dawn today, the Afar Customs Center in Al-Bayda Governorate, with several air strikes, which resulted in deaths and injuries and the burning of a number of tankers loaded with goods," according to a statement published by the Houthi-run Yemeni news agency "Saba".

The statement pointed out that the bombing of a customs port by the coalition "is not the first as the Maytam Customs Center was bombed more than once, and the customs office and Dhamar Customs control", but described this attack as "the heaviest and resulted in great human and material damage."

The Houthis' Ansar Allah agency reported that three citizens were injured, and a number of truck drivers, including foreigners, were missing.

He cited a security source as saying that the air raids resulted in the burning of 11 locomotives completely, were loaded with foodstuffs, household appliances and electrical generators.

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