Yemeni Telecommunications Facility Destroyed in Latest Saudi Airstrikes on Sana’a

Yemeni Telecommunications Facility Destroyed in Latest Saudi Airstrikes on Sana’a

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi military airplanes have demolished the headquarters of Yemen International Telecoms Co (TeleYemen) in the capital Sana'a, less than three weeks after similar air assaults shut off internet and international telecommunications across the war-torn Arab country.

Saudi fighter jets performed two raids against a building in Yemen's al-Thawra area around 2:00 a.m. local time on Monday, completely demolishing it and inflicting major damage on a neighboring building, according to Yemen's al-Masirah television network.

The attack comes as Yemen's infrastructure is routinely targeted by the Saudi-led coalition attacking the country.

Saudi warplanes attacked a telecommunications center in Hudaydah City late in January, cutting off internet and international telecoms for many days across Yemen.

Yemen's Supreme Political Council has stressed that telecommunications networks are being targeted in order to "conduct more crimes away from the media."

Mohammed Abdulsalam, chief negotiator of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, stated that peace is now the only option for the member countries of the Saudi-led coalition after years-long aggression has failed to reach its goals.

“The [member] countries of aggression continue their wrong and trying what they have failed in for years, including an escalation here and there, with the continuation of the suffocating siege, thinking that it will achieve a gain, and it’s what they won’t reach, God willing,” Abdulsalam tweeted.

“On the threshold of the eighth year, they should realize that there is no choice but to incline towards peace.”

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies – including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015.

The war was launched to eliminate Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstall former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The war, accompanied by a tight siege, has failed to reach its goals, but has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people. The UN refers to the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.

The Yemeni forces have in recent months gone from strength to strength against the Saudi-led invaders and left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in Yemen.

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