Alwaght- Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes has killed at least 86 people in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah during past 48 hours.
AFP cited military and medical sources as saying on Tuesday that the Saudi aerial assaults had pounded an area close to the Hudaydah port, two farms and two training camps for the Ansarullah movement.
Rescue personnel and medical sources said the airstrikes had killed 79 Ansarullah fighters and 7 civilians.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall the former Riyadh-allied regime. The Houthi movement, backed by allied Yemeni armed forces, have been defending the country against the Saudi-led aggression.
Back in June, the Saudi-led coalition launched the Hudaydah offensive despite international warnings that it would compound the war-torn nation’s humanitarian crisis.
It stepped up the Hudaydah campaign in September following the collapse of United Nations-backed talks between the warring sides.
Hudaydah is the entry point for most of Yemen’s imports and aid supplies. The Saudi-led coalition claims that the Ansarullah movement is using the port city for weapons delivery, an allegation rejected by the fighters.
So far, the aggressors have been unable to penetrate the defenses of the Ansarullah in Hudaydah.
Last week, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had sent Sudanese reinforcements to the Hudaydah front.
“The aim of the arrived Sudanese servicemen will be to reinforce troops already deployed there" in order to occupy the territories under the Ansarullah’ control, the coalition said in a statement.
The Western-backed war on Yemen, coupled with a naval blockade, has destroyed the country’s infrastructure and led to famine as well as a cholera outbreak.