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30 civilians dead in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemeni market

As many as 30 civilians were killed in Saudi-led airstrikes that hit a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency Saba has reported.

Russia Today ~ The news agency said an unspecified number of people were injured in the attack on the Aahem market in Hajjah province.

In response, Houthi forces launched several rocket attacks against Saudi army positions, including a military airfield in Najran, the al-Sharafa army camp, as well as tanks stationed north of the al-Khoba region in the Saudi province of Jizan.

“The Saudi enemy targeted citizens while they were doing their shopping at Aahem market,” Saba quoted a security source as saying.

Local residents confirmed an air strike on the market, although they gave no details about the number of casualties, saying that Houthis had closed the area and were transporting the wounded to hospitals, Reuters reports.

The Saudi-led coalition has yet to comment on the incident.

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UN seeks a humanitarian pause

This recent incident took place amid UN efforts to broker a humanitarian pause in the fighting that has claimed 3,000 lives since March. The pause, intended to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid, is planned to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on July 17.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN’s special envoy to Yemen, intended to travel to Sanaa on Sunday for talks with the Houthis after wrapping up negotiations in Muscat, during which Saudi-led forces demanded that Houthis and their allied units guaranteed they would not use the pause to advance on the South or eastern Yemen’s territories held by forces loyal to the president Hadi.

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam said he had also met with Ould Cheikh Ahmed in Muscat on Friday to discuss the issue along with EU and German ambassadors who were attending the meeting, as reported by Reuters.

On Friday, the UN also warned aid groups to be prepared for a potential humanitarian pause.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the Iran-allied Houthi Shia rebels since March as they try to restore exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

Last week, the United Nations classified the war in Yemen as a humanitarian crisis of the most severe category, giving it Level 3.

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia: my visit to Israel shall mark the new age of peace and fraternity

The Saudi multi-millionaire media tycoon, prince Talal Bin Waleed, has urged all Arab nations to give up their acrimonious stance toward the Jewish nation and instead continue to strive for a more peaceful , prosperous and homogenous Middle-East.

WakeupFromYourSlumber [from AWD News] ~ The controversial Saudi prince Talal has openly declared his intention to embark a seven-day pilgrimage to Holy Land and pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque — the third holiest site in Islam located in the Old City of Jerusalem– , reported Okaz , the Arabic Saudi Arabian daily on Thursday.

“All my Muslim brothers and sisters must understand that it became a moral imperative for all inhabitants of war-torn Middle-East, namely Arabs, to desist their absurd hostility toward Jewish people. My sovereign, King Salman has instructed me to open a direct dialogue with Israel’s intellectual building amicable ties with our Israeli neighbors,” Okaz quoted the Saudi prince who lives in one of London’s affluent suburbs.

“I was always candid regarding the utmost necessity of quelling the growing waves of anti-Semitism in our volatile region”, added Prince Talal, “and I shall remain lavish in my praise to Israel as the sole democratic entity in one the most tyrannical parts in the entire world”.

Saying that his voyage might be the harbinger of peace and fraternity, the Saudi Prince emphasized on developing the nascent military and intelligence co-operation with Tel Aviv.


Something like that, said by an al-Saud member, belonging to a family of murderous criminals who are bombing civilians in Yemen and supporting terrorist mercenaries across the Middle East and the whole world, it would be comical, but it is tragic…


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Crimes of Saudi aggression against Yemen – Displaced camp massacre in Hajjah Gov.

About 45 civilians died, including women and children.


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