Mar 17, 2019, 11:12 AM
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Saudi-US coalition uses 6,000 cluster bombs in Yemen

Tehran, March 17, IRNA - Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman says the Saudi-led coalition has used over 6,000 cluster munitions in Yemen over the last 4 years.

According to the Yemeni media 'Al-Masirah', Brigadier General Yahya Saree addressing a press conference in Sanaa said Saturday night that Saudis have conducted over 250,000 airstrikes over the past four years.

He added that the enemy has also used over 500,000 missiles, bombs and mortar shells.

Referring to the fact that Israeli regime is also taking part in the bombardment of western coasts, Saree said over 22 countries have participated in Yemeni war and taken advantage of 10,000 domestic and foreign mercenaries.

He went on to say that Yemeni army is now capable of firing scores of domestic missiles to its targets.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Saree referred to Yemeni drones' operational power, saying UAVs have been used since the second year of the war against Yemen.

Some 164 combative operations and 1,362 exploration operations have so far been conducted.

Underlining the continuation of manufacturing new version of combative fighters, he said Yemeni forces have also targeted Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.

Elaborating on the Yemeni navy forces' power, he noted that 19 special sea operations have been performed over the mentioned period and eight warships have been targeted.

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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