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Qatar condemns Saudi Arabia’s deadly Houthi attack on Jazan-Doha News

A deadly attack occurs when a Saudi-led coalition is preparing for a “massive military operation.”

Qatar has strongly accused two people of being killed and several injured in the latest Houthi attack targeting the southern city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

In a statement released Saturday, the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the attack as “a dangerous act against civilians and a violation of all international norms and laws.”

It reiterated Doha’s firm position to reject violence and criminal activity, regardless of motive or reason.

“The ministry expresses its condolences to the families of the two victims, the government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and hopes that the injured will recover quickly.”

On Friday, tensions between the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Saudi-led military coalition increased, killing three Yemeni people in a coalition air raid and killing two in the kingdom in a Houthi projectile attack.

“A military projectile fell into a commercial store on Main Street, killing two people,” Saudi Arabia’s civil defense said in a statement, adding that seven others were injured.

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In Yemen, in Ajama, northwest of the rebel capital Sana’a, a medical official told AFP news agency that “three civilians, including children and women, were killed and six were injured.”

Saudi media reported earlier Friday that a Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes targeting military camps near the Yemeni capital and city center.

Houthi media said the attack damaged homes in densely populated areas.

“We are preparing for a major military operation,” the coalition said on Saturday.

Ongoing dispute

In 2014, a civil war broke out in Yemen, and the Houthi overwhelmed all government agencies in Sana’a and gained control of the city, forcing the internationally recognized government to flee to Aden.

The conflict worsened in 2015 after a Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the resurrection of the Abdullabomansurhadi administration.

But at least 6 years later 233,000 Yemen were killedOf these, 131,000 died as a result of malnutrition, medical care and lack of medical care. Both the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition have been criticized by the international community for being involved in war crimes during conflict.

It is estimated to be 16 million people This year will be hungry due to the dire situation imposed on the country by the ongoing war.

It is also estimated that 400,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may die of acute malnutrition.


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