[News] Nearly All of Yemen Demonstrates Against 4 Full Years of US-Saudi Attacks
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Nearly All of Yemen Demonstrates Against 4 Full Years of US-Saudi Attacks
Randi Nord <https://geopoliticsalert.com/author/randi>- March 29, 2019
/Sanaa/ (GPA) – Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the
US-backed Saudi-led war against Yemen. Millions of Yemenis
filled the streets of major cities in almost every province to
protest the violence, invasion, and blockade while showing
support for four years of resistance.
According to Yemen’s Legal Center for Rights and Development
an organization tracking civilian casualties due to airstrikes, 39,856
people have been killed or injured over the past four years. Women and
children make up over 31% of all civilian casualties. 7,438 children and
5,103 women were killed or wounded.
Notable Terror Attacks in Yemen Last Year
It’s important to call the coalition’s attacks on civilians exactly what
they are: terror attacks.
With the military intelligence technology and access to precision-guided
smart weapons, it’s clear that all airstrikes on markets, funerals,
hospitals, buses, homes, and other civilian areas are, in fact, terror
In one unfathomable attack, Saudi warplanes ordered airstrikes on a
school bus full of children
<https://geopoliticsalert.com/hospital-market-yemen-0802> heading to
summer camp. Riyadh used US-supplied precision-guided missiles in the
attack leading the UN to conclude that the school bus was an intended
target. Saudi Arabia initially defended the attack as a legitimate
military action as well. 50 children and a few shoppers in the nearby
market died in the massacre.
In another mass killing just one week prior, US-backed Saudi warplanes
attacked a crowded fish market
<https://geopoliticsalert.com/hospital-market-yemen-0802> in Hodeidah
province. Double-tap airstrikes subsequently targeted the hospital
entrance as paramedics rushed the wounded inside for treatment. 55
people were killed and over 130 were wounded.
Attacks using US-supplied weapons as well as logistical and intelligence
support are commonplace in Yemen. Some terror attacks appear to serve no
other purpose than deteriorating morale. In February
warplanes destroyed an impoverished man’s home, killing his family, as
he was out collecting water. He returned in shock to find his home and
family had ceased to exist. Attacks on homes like this happen on a daily
As Yemenis marched on Tuesday, warplanes attacked a hospital in rural
Saada province killing seven and injuring eight, including many children.
Additional mass terror attacks this year targeted weddings — including
raids on the bride’s tent — refugee camps
buses of civilians fleeing airstrikes in Hodeidah, markets, and
countless homes. Airstrikes have destroyed over 400,000 homes
<https://geopoliticsalert.com/war-in-yemen-1200> as well as vital
civilian infrastructure like factories, water treatment facilities,
government buildings, farms, livestock, and ancient archeological sites.
This demonstrates the genocidal behavior
<https://geopoliticsalert.com/yemen-genocide> of the US-backed Saudi
Using Starvation and Disease as a Weapon
This figure does not include deaths from disease and famine due to the
ongoing illegal and weaponized blockade. Hundreds of thousands more have
lost their lives from starvation and lack of access to appropriate
medical care. Pregnant women, children, the elderly, cancer patients,
diabetics, and patients with kidney or liver diseases are the most at
risk. Yemen’s Ministry of Health estimates that the blockade has
impacted about 4,900,000 patients across the country.
All but eradicated diseases like cholera and diphtheria have made a come
back in Yemen from lack of access to potable water, taking the lives of
thousands. Diagnoses in what scientists call
worst cholera outbreak in modern history” have skyrocketed again over
the past few months with the Ministry of Health recording between 2,000
and 10,000 new cases each week since January. In 2017, over one million
people contracted cholera.
RELATED: The US-backed Coalition in Yemen is Trying to Trigger
Another Massive Cholera Epidemic
According to a report Geopolitics Alert received from the Republic of
Yemen, the Ministry of Health has documented a rise in fetal
abnormalities citing toxicity from the Saudi coalition’s missiles,
artillery, and internationally banned weapons as the main culprit.
Similar to Iraq, Yemen faces developmental and cancerous risks from
depleted uranium exposure.
Millions of Yemenis Demonstrate Across the Country
Yemenis in nearly every major city filled the streets to protest this
violence against their country as the war entered its fifth year on Tuesday.
Although the Saudi coalition and affiliated organizations claim
Yemen’s resistance government led by Ansarullah does not have popular
support in Hodeidah and Taiz, Yemenis filled the streets in these
provinces, holding placards and chanting resistance slogans.
The president of Yemen’s National Salvation Government, Mahdi al-Mashat,
addressed crowds of supporters. President Mashat expressed pride over
four years of resistance, citing Yemen’s growing missile and military
capabilities in the face of aggression. During the past four years,
Yemen has developed long-range and mid-range ballistic missiles while
improving its naval and special forces with attack drones and other
President Mashat assumed office last year after coalition warplanes
assassinated President Saleh al-Sammad while he visited troops in
Mashat mourned the ongoing chaos in provinces facing attacks from the
Saudi-led coalition and reiterated his country’s support to liberate its
land from occupying forces and their mercenaries. He also called on the
states of aggression to make 2019 the year of peace by supporting
political resolutions and initiatives.
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