Jan 1, 2019, 11:46 AM
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Saudi warplanes targeted Yemen over 15,000 times in 2018: Army

Tehran, Jan 1, IRNA – The Saudi coalition jetfighters bombarded different areas in Yemen 15,353 times in 2018, spokesman for Yemen's Armed Forces says.

The Saudi warplanes have bombarded Yemen 50 times each day, the Yemeni TV Channel 'Al-Masirah' quoted Yahya Saree as saying on Monday.

In 244 cases, Saudis used cluster bombs to hit targets in Yemen, Saree added.

Referring to Saudi coalition's missile and mortar attacks, he said the Saudi frigates conducted 494 missile attacks on Yemeni coastal areas.

He went on to say that Yemeni forces have foiled 1.101 attacks on the country.

Elaborating on breaching cease fire in Yemen's Al-Hudaydah Port City, he said the agreement has so far been violated 801 times by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

The United Nations Security Council enacted Resolution 2451 to support the Stockholm Agreement on deployment of a team in order to facilitate monitoring and implementing the ceasefire agreement and establishing truce in important Yemeni ports.

The UN resolution mainly focuses on sending essential commodities to the Yemeni people, supporting the Stockholm Agreement, assigning the Secretary-General of the United Nations to implement it and observing the ceasefire.

The fourth round of Yemen peace talks kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6, 2018 with the attendance of the UN special envoy Martin Griffith and the government representatives, and agreed to establish truce in Yemeni ports of al-Hudaydah, al-Salif and Ayn Issa.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring back to power the deposed president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Since then, the invaders have committed horrible war crimes against Yemeni civilians.


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