SHAFAQNA – The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has stressed that Saudi Arabia has not reached any of its goals despite its relentless attacks against its impoverished neighbor.
Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi made the comments during a speech on Saturday to mark the second year of Riyadh’s war against his country.
He stressed that the kingdom’s almost daily airstrikes against civilians in Yemen are nothing short of war crimes.
Houthi added that the Saudis, backed by several regional and international countries, were using some of the most lethal armaments against the people in Yemen.
Multiple international rights groups have issued reports documenting the use of cluster bombs and other internationally-banned weapons on several occasions in Yemen.
Ansarullah’s leader also slammed Saudi Arabia’s constant destruction of Yemeni infrastructures such as schools and hospitals.
While noting that Saudi Arabia’s aggression only served Israel’s goal of creating instability in the region, Houthi praised the people of Yemen for their resilience and for safeguarding the country’s dignity.
Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development announced on Saturday that the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,040 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.
The centre added that there were a total of 2,568 children and 1,870 women among the fatalities, noting that the atrocious onslaught had also destroyed 757 schools and institutes, 111 university facilities, 271 factories besides 1,520 bridges and roads.