News ID: 240808
Published: 0438 GMT April 01, 2019

Saudi coalition destroys 5,000 km of roads in Yemen

Saudi coalition destroys 5,000 km of roads in Yemen

The US-Saudi coalition bombardments have so far destroyed 5,000 km of the roads in Yemen.

According to Yemeni media ‘Saba’, Ministry of Public works and Infrastructures of Yemen announced on Sunday that the four-year aggression and bombardments of Saudis on Yemen have inflicted damages to roads and bridges in the country.

The damages to Yemeni infrastructures has cost over $3.29 billion during the last four years.

Based on the reports, the Saudi coalition has put on the agenda destroying bridges and roads to disconnect cities and villages since the very early moments of war on Yemen, IRNA reported.

Earlier, the Amnesty International in a report urged the Western countries to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE promptly.

“The Saudi & UAE-led Coalition continues to kill civilians unlawfully in Yemen. The US, UK & others continue to sell them weapons. Will you allow this to continue? Tell your country to stop arming the UAE & Saudi Arabia. Share this,” Amnesty International wrote on its Twitter account.

“Today is the 4th anniversary of the devastating conflict in #Yemen. After years of bloodshed in the Arab world’s poorest country, Yemenis can no longer bear the catastrophic humanitarian impact of the war. This needs to stop now,” it added.

Meanwhile, the Amnesty International quoted Samah Hadid International’s Middle East Campaigns Director as saying “after four years of bloodshed in the Arab world’s poorest country, Yemenis can no longer bear the catastrophic humanitarian impact of the war'.

In the meantime earlier, Center for Human Rights Development of Yemen in a report announced that the four-year war in Yemen has so far killed or injured 40,972 Yemenis.

The Yemeni body announced that the Arab-coalition attacks have killed 16,005 people among whom were 3,547 kids and 2,271 women.

This is while, 24,967 others, including 3,568 children and 2,560 women, were also injured.

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 UN 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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