Demonstrators in Yemen Urge Unity in Confronting Saudi-Led Aggression
Islam Times - Tens of thousands of Yemenis have staged a demonstration urging national unity in confronting Saudi-led aggression.
Masses took to the streets of the capital city of Sanaa on Tuesday, calling for an end to the devastating Saudi-led war against the impoverished nation.
The demonstrators called for dialogue among all the warring sides in Yemen in an attempt to counter the existing plots against the country.
A member of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement who was addressing the gathering pointed to the recent conflicts in the country which led to the killing of the former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and said that the movement does not seek revenge for any of its members killed during the conflict.
He said that Ansarullah movement has a series of documents which prove that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been hatching plots against Yemen and warned that the movement will reveal those documents if Riyadh and Abu Dhabi continue their hostile policies against the Yemeni nation.
Saleh was killed on Monday while attempting to escape Sana’a to Ma’arab Province. This came shortly after he broke ranks with the Houthi Ansarullah movement in favor of the Saudi-led military coalition, which has been pounding Yemen to reinstall its former Riyadh-allied government.
According to the latest figures, the Saudi-led war which started in March 2015 has so far killed over 13,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians including women and children and wounded thousands more. The Saudi aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
Save the Children aid organization says at least 130 children die every day in Yemen from extreme hunger and disease–one child every 18 minutes as a US-backed Saudi aggression on the impoverished state continues.
The World Food Program says of a population of 26 million, some 17 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from and seven million are totally dependent on food aid.
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