Mar 15, 2020 05:16 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2020 01:59 Asia/Tehran]
  • Yemen: 1 killed by Saudi-led coalition airstrike on al-Jawf
    Yemen: 1 killed by Saudi-led coalition airstrike on al-Jawf

A farmer was killed by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrike that hit a farm in Yemen's northeastern province of al-Jawf on Saturday, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

Iran Press/Middle East: The Saudi-led coalition airstrike targeted the farm in al-Hazm city, the capital of al-Jawf province, the report said, without providing more details.

The Yemen's Ansarullah seized control of al-Hazm two weeks ago following weeks of battles with the aggressors of coalition-backed forces.

However, the fighting around the city has since been raging on, forcing thousands of families to flee their homes to the nearby Marib province.

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has urged the Yemeni parties to resume the political process, warning that this escalation in al-Jawf could drag Yemen downward into "a new and irresponsible cycle of violence."

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

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