Ansarallah accuses Saudi Arabia of renewed border attacks
Following the China-brokered agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, western media claimed that Iran agreed to stop arming Ansarallah, shifting the blame for one of the regions worst wars to the Islamic Republic
By News Desk - March 18 2023

Saudi Artillery
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The Yemeni Ansarallah resistance movement has accused Saudi Arabia of launching a series of artillery strikes on 18 March in the border district of Shada, Al-Masirah reported.

The report indicated that Saudi forces targeted the Shada border district west of Saada with artillery fire, killing two civilians and wounding five others, who were taken to the Razih Rural Hospital for treatment.

A similar attack was carried out on 1 March, which resulted in the deaths of three people and injured four.

In addition, Al-Masirah reported that Saudi Arabia launched several spy drones over the Al-Hajla area in the border district of Razih.

According to Ansarallah, the border regions of the Saada governorate are under almost daily artillery attack.

The most recent attack was launched following the China-brokered deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran to re-establish diplomatic relations.

The two countries affirmed their respect for the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, and to work to implement the previous Security Cooperation Agreement concluded between the two in 2001, as well as the General Agreement on Economic, Commercial, and Cultural Cooperation, concluded in 1998.

The Islamic Republic of Iran reportedly agreed that it would stop covert weapons shipments to Ansarallah in the hope that the nine-year conflict with Saudi Arabia would come to an end, according to Saudi officials cited by The Wall Street Journal.

However, so far attacks by the Saudi-led coalition against the Yemeni people have continued.

By 2021, the war in Yemen had claimed the lives of some 377,000 people, while costing the Yemeni economy an estimated $126 billion. The war has also led to one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters in recent history, with more than 80 percent of the population being dependent on humanitarian aid.

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