Brigadier General Yahya Saree wrote in a post published on his official Twitter page on Thursday that Saudi-led forces have carried out more than 32 offensives and infiltration attempts since April 9, and that the operations were performed in the northern province of al-Jawf, central provinces of Ma’rib and al-Bayda, and the southern coastal province of Ta’izz.
Saree further noted that the Saudi-led coalition has mounted 230 airstrikes since last Thursday, and the aerial raids were launched in the provinces of Sana’a, Amran, Ma’rib, Bayda, Sa’ada as well as Hudaydah.
He pointed out that Yemeni armed forces will take practical measures to defended the country and nation, and deter the Saudi-led coalition from its acts of aggression.
Also on Thursday, several civilians, including women, sustained injuries when Saudi-led warplanes targeted a residential building at al-Qati’ area in the al-Marawi'ah district of Hudaydah province.
Elsewhere in the Razih district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, Saudi forces fired barrages of artillery rounds and mortar shells at houses and farmlands, causing damage. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
On Sunday, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, roundly rejected as fraudulent the Saudi-led coalition’s ceasefire, saying the declaration deceitfully targets the world public opinion.
He said Yemen has seen an escalation in fighting and airstrikes carried out by the coalition at the same time that the siege of Yemen continues.
“The declared ceasefire is deceitful and meant to mislead the world public opinion. If there were a serious intention and absolute willpower towards peace, the UN Security Council should have passed a formal resolution to stop the absurd war on Yemen and lift the unjust siege; rather it sufficed to a worthless statement in order to appease the [Saudi-led] alliance,” Abdul-Salam added.