Jan 7, 2019, 5:11 PM
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Over 15,000 Yemenis killed in Saudi-led air raids in 2018

Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA – Air attacks by the Saudi-led coalition forces left killed over 15,000 Yemenis in 2018, a Yemeni news media quoted on Monday the spokesman for the Yemeni National Salvation Government as saying.

Saudis killed 15,395 Yemenis and injured 24,121 more in 2018, said Zeifollah Shami, according to a report by the Yemeni TV Channel 'Al-Masirah'.

The closure of Sana'a airport also resulted in the killing of 17,608 patients, he added.

In the wake of humanitarian disaster in Yemen, over 22,000 people are in urgent need of aids, he said.

This is while, 3,450,000 Yemenis have become internally and over 70,000 others externally displaced, he added.

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

The 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 with the attendance of the UN special envoy Martin Griffith and the government representatives. It 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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