Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

The airstrikes hit the city's fishing port and fish market close to the hospital, Al Jazeera reported.

Otherwise, it would be considered "a violation for the worldwide laws and an empowerment of the Houthi militia to keep their illegal control over Yemen", he said in remarks reported by Yemen's state-owned Saba news agency.

Reports said the drone has bombed the airport, but did not reveal any further details on damage to the airport or any possible casualties.

About 3000 Yemeni children are fleeing every day from the port city of Hodeida as fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's Shia rebels continues to rage along the country's west coast, an worldwide aid group said yesterday.

Rebel-run media outlets have accused the coalition of carrying out Thursday s attacks in Hodeida.

The war in the impoverished country has since left almost 10,000 people dead and unleashed what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Most of the aid supplies arriving in Yemen come through Hodeidah.

"If this is what's starting to happen, civilians are at risk, infrastructure is at risk and we as the worldwide community have to demand that the two parties come together and understand the seriousness of this", Haley said.

Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, earlier said hundreds of thousands of people depend on Al-Thawra. "Nothing can justify this loss of life".

But the coalition's spokesman, Turki al-Maliki, on Friday denied the charges, accusing the Huthis of having bombed the hospital and the fish market.

However, Saudi Arabia claimed that Houthi fighters had attacked two oil tankers in the Red Sea, and thus it had chose to halt oil shipments via Bab el-Mandeb until the waterway was safe.

Save the Children estimated that 6238 people - half of them children - leave Hodeida on average "every single day".

A member of the political wing of Yemen's Huthi rebels said Saturday the insurgents were willing to attend United Nations -brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome.

Yemen has become the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world", the European Union said, demanding the protection of civilians who continue to die in the three-year-old conflict.

Yemen's civil war began in 2014.

He called on Council members to "urge the parties to resolve this conflict through negotiation rather than through military means", explaining that he will invite the warring parties to Geneva on 6 September for a round of talks.

Yemen has called for more political pressure on Houthi rebels ahead of peace talks being convened by the United Nations special envoy next month.

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