File image. Buildings damaged by Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on 20 January 2021 (Photo credit: Getty images).
The Saudi-led air coalition has continued its aggression against the people of Yemen. On 11 February, one civilian was killed and eight suffered serious injuries when the coalition shelled a village in Munabih district in Saada province.
Local media outlets reported that on the same day, the coalition also carried out dozens of airstrikes in other provinces across the country, including 16 in Hodeidah province.
The province of Marib was bombed at least 24 times during the same period.
In recent months, the Saudi-led coalition has escalated its aggression against Yemen. The escalation comes at a time when the coalition is losing significant amounts of territory to the Yemeni armed forces.
On 10 February, the Yemeni army and the allied Popular Committees managed to push Saudi-led coalition forces and their militias from Al-Muhsam camp in Haradh District in the province of Hajjah.
The Saudi-led coalition frequently attacks civilian buildings and facilities such as residential apartments, schools, playgrounds, markets and hospitals.
On 21 January, coalition warplanes attacked a detention center in the city of Saada, killing at least 100 people, including women and children.
Despite the overwhelming evidence presented by the government of Yemen and humanitarian organizations, the Saudi-led coalition has continued to claim that it did not attack the detention center, claiming instead that reports of the attack are “propaganda” by the government by Yemen.
On 8 January, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it would hold a meeting with officials from the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC) to examine the details of the Saada attack.
Yemen was plunged into a brutal war in early 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its regional allies invaded the country with the aim of crushing the Ansarallah resistance movement and restoring the government of former Saudi-backed president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
The Saudi-led war on Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people in Yemen and triggered an acute humanitarian catastrophe.