He said these operations contributed to the imposition of control on these fronts, referring to the heavy losses suffered by the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist coup militia, which made them unable to withstand, or deal with this very critical situation.
Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents.
Trenches, military tanks and civilians fleeing by the busload: Yemen's Hodeida, once a bustling port city, is now bracing for battles in its streets.
Just hours after he left, Saudi state media said the kingdom's air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen - the latest in a series of such attacks.
Around 22 million people are now in need of aid in Yemen, with 8.4 million on the brink of starvation, according to the UN. For most, the port of Hodeidah is the only lifeline. "The fighting and the sounds of explosions are everywhere and we are stuck in our house in the district of Rabsa with no running water", Iman, a 37-year-old mother of two, said tearfully.
The agency said that rapid response assistance is being distributed to newly displaced people.
"It is time for the political process", Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told journalists at a news conference Monday.Читайте также: Youthful Nigeria Face Tough Iceland Test
The Houthis seized control of Sanaa in September 2014, later pushing south toward the port city of Aden. "Our approach is methodical, gradual, calibrated to squeeze, to make a point, to allow the Houthis to do the right thing, which is basically decide to withdraw unconditionally".
Colonel al-Malki referred to the process and the political efforts in Yemen, the most recent of which was the visit of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffith to Yemen in early June, during which he met with the Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and some representatives of the countries of the region, before moving to Sana'a.
Griffiths appears to have failed to make a breakthrough.
A senior Houthi-linked health official says the Saudi-led coalition has bombed a bus carrying civilians, killing six people on the outskirts of the Yemeni city of Hodeida.
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, told reporters that Griffiths was going on to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to meet coalition and Yemeni government officials.
"The number is expected to increase as hostilities continue", he said. Iran has been accused by the USA and the United Nations of supplying ballistic missile technology to the Houthis, something Tehran denies.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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