Houthi-affiliates in Sanaa, North Yemen, on March 26, 2019. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Houthis Escalate Accusations Against Saudi Arabia


Wed, 25-01-2023 06:54 PM, Aden

Aden (South24)

The Houthis accused the Saudi-led Coalition of targeting civilians in several areas in North Yemen during the past days.

Houthi-affiliate Al-Masirah TV said today that 3 people were killed and 6 others were wounded "in the Saudi attacks on the border districts during the past years."

Yesterday, the channel claimed that 3 children were killed in a drone attack in Al-Jarrahi district of Hodeidah governorate.

The Houthi agency also reported that Saudi artillery shelling in Saada killed two civilians on Sunday and injured another yesterday.

On Sunday, Houthi media said that 7 people were killed and 91 others wounded by Saudi army fire in the border areas since the beginning of January.

In a statement by the official spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki, the Arab Coalition denied, on Sunday, the Houthis' allegations of carrying out artillery shelling on the districts of Munabbih and Shada in Saada governorate.

Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki said that the Coalition "exercises the highest degree of restraint and supports efforts to continue the expired truce."

He added, " The Houthis' claims are in areas they control, and organized crime gangs run by leaders affiliated with them are active there."

On the other hand, military sources told "South24 Center" that the Houthi militia bombed a house in the village of Hamoura in Karsh area, north of Lahj governorate, killing a woman and injuring two children.

The mutual accusations come in light of direct negotiations between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, mediated by Oman, according to multiple sources.

Earlier, the Associated Press quoted a Saudi official as saying that Riyadh had stipulated in the negotiations the establishment of a buffer border zone.

According to the official, Riyadh has indicated its willingness to pay the salaries of all employees in exchange for several additional conditions.

In a separate context, the Hadrami Uprising Command, in South Yemen, accused the authorities of Wadi Hadramout and the Coalition of standing against the will of Hadramis.  

In a statement, seen by "South24 Center", the Uprising Command said that the authorities and the Coalition (Saudi Arabia) refused to accredit 800 local soldiers.

The statement said: The dangerous event of storming our camp confirms that the authority of Wadi Hadramout and the Coalition's leadership there stand against the will of Hadramis to manage their affairs.

For more than a year, the Hadrami forces have been calling for the First Military District, consisting of Northern brigades, to depart Wadi Hadramout.

South24 Center

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