Saudi-led coalition launches new blitz on Yemen’s telecom infrastructure
Civilians have continued to bear the brunt of the violence from the Saudi-Emirati war on Yemen
By News Desk - January 25 2022

File photo. Smoke rises after Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen’s capital Sanaa on May 12, 2021. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

On 24 January, the Saudi-led military coalition bombed several locations in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and its surrounding areas.

Al-Masirah television reported that coalition warplanes hit targets in at least four neighborhoods in and around the capital. The targets include a communications tower in Khawlan district.

According to the report, the coalition also carried out airstrikes in Dhamar province where another communication tower was targeted. The report did not indicate whether there were any casualties.

Over the last seven days, the Saudi-led coalition has carried out dozens of airstrikes across Yemen, killing more than a hundred people and injuring hundreds of others.

Most victims were killed on 21 January, when the coalition targeted a detention center in the city of Saada. The detention center housed hundreds of prisoners and migrants, including women and children.

The coalition has also increasingly targeted communication infrastructure. Most of the country is currently grappling with an internet blackout caused by a Saudi-led coalition attack on the internet cable that links Yemen with the rest of the world.

The Saudi-led coalition has been accused of intentionally targeting communication infrastructure in order to stifle the flow of information on the destruction and carnage that it is causing in Yemen.

The United Nations has said most of the attacks by the Saudi-led coalition may amount to war crimes.

According to the UN, the Saudi-led coalition carried out 839 air strikes during the first three weeks of January.

The majority of these attacks have been on non-military targets.

The government of Yemen has accused the international community of not doing enough to condemn the military aggression of Saudi Arabia and its allies.

The Saudi-led coalition invaded Yemen in January 2015 in an attempt to overthrow the Ansarallah resistance movement from power and replace it with the government of Saudi-backed, former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

The result has been a seven-year war that has killed tens of thousands of people and triggered an acute humanitarian crisis.

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