MADRID, 24 (EUROPA PRESS)
The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia has claimed on Wednesday to have attacked military installations of the Houthi rebels in the capital of Yemen, Sana’a.
Among the targets the coalition has targeted is a building under construction that was used to manufacture explosives-laden drones, reports the Saudi daily ‘Arab News’.
The coalition has asked civilians in Sana’a not to approach or gather in the areas where the offensive takes place in the Yemeni capital, whose airport the Houthis are using as a military base, it recently denounced.
In this context, the Government of Yemen on Tuesday condemned that the militia had turned the airfield into a place to store and test weapons, which endangers the lives of residents of Sana’a.
Yemen’s Information Minister, Muamar al Eryani, has denounced that the Houthis have also used government offices, civilian facilities, houses, mosques or markets for military purposes.
Clash in HODEIDA
On the other hand, the spokesman for the UN General Secretariat, Stéphane Dujarric, warned this Tuesday about the situation in the Hodeida governorate, where the organization’s mission on the ground is following the “intense clashes and the escalation of combats “in the Hays and At Tuhayta areas in the south, with” significant civilian casualties. “
The United Nations and its partners are responding to humanitarian needs in the area, especially by supporting families displaced to southern districts, among which they have been able to provide food, hygiene materials and shelter to 4,800 people.
In this context, the UN has reiterated its call to all parties to the conflict to act “with restraint” and protect civilians.
Likewise, the United Nations special envoy, Hans Grundberg, met on Monday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Samé Shukri and the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to address the situation in Yemen.
The war in Yemen pits the internationally recognized government, led by Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi and supported by an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Houthis, backed by Iran.
The rebels control the capital in other parts of the north and west of the country. The conflict has escalated on several fronts in recent months, despite international mediation efforts, in a war that has caused what is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.