85 Armored Vehicles Destroyed in Hudaydah in One Month: Yemeni Source
- July, 05, 2018 - 12:44
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 85 armored vehicles belonging to the Saudi-led coalition’s troops have been destroyed in the western Yemeni port city of Hudaydah last month, a Yemeni military source said.
“Yemeni forces destroyed 85 armored vehicles of the coalition forces in the western coast front in June,” the source told Saba news agency on Wednesday.
The vehicles were all targeted by rockets and guided missiles, the source added.
Since June 13, the Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries have launched massive attacks to bring the port city under their control, but have failed to achieve their objective due to Yemenis’ resistance.
The United States, Britain and France have backed the coalition in the Yemen conflict and keep providing weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
While the Yemeni army and popular committees are fighting off the assailants and countering attacks on residential areas, humanitarian organizations have warned that the Saudi-led cliation’s Hudaydah operation threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of Yemeni people. More than 70 percent of Yemen’s imports pass through Hudaydah’s docks.
The coalition, which has been waging a war against Yemen since early 2015, claims that the Houthi Ansarullah movement is using Hudaydah for weapons delivery, an allegation rejected by the fighters.
Saudi Arabia has also imposed a blockade on Yemen, which has smothered humanitarian deliveries of food and medicine to the import-dependent state.