Spokesman of Yemen’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree summed up on Sunday six years of aggression on the Arab impoverished country, as he threatened Riyadh of more strikes if the Saudi-led coalition goes ahead with its war.
In a press conference, Saree explored the strikes and attacks by the Saudi-led aggression as well as the retaliatory strikes and confrontations by Yemeni armed forces and Popular committees.
Yemen has been since March 25, 2015 under aggression by the Saudi-led coalition in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is Riyadh’s ally. The Arab country has been also under harsh blockade b the coalition which includes in addition to the Kingdom, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.
Saree said the Saudi-led coalition launched more than 250,000 strikes on Yemen since the start of the aggression, six years ago, noting that hundreds of more strikes have not been recorded.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis were martyred or injured in these strikes which also targeted the country’s houses, schools, mosques, roads and different kinds of installations.
The spokesman said that Yemeni allied forces launched 1348 rockets on different hostile targets in and outside Yemen. He noted that 499 of the missiles were ballistic.
“12,623 drone strikes were launched during these six years, 1,150 of them were offensive operations,” Saree said.
572 of the drone strikes were on targets abroad, while the other 578 operations were against targets inside Yemen, the spokesman added.
“The Saudi-led coalition has to expect more Yemeni retaliatory strikes in case it doesn’t stop its aggression,” the spokesman stressed.
Source: Al-Manar English Website