Coalition: Houthis kill civilians by bombing Hodeidah hospital

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The Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen said that the Houthi militias killed civilians by bombing a hospital and fish market in Hodeidah.

The spokesman for the coalition, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said this at press conference on Friday evening, accusing the Houthi militias of targeting of Yemeni civilians in Hodeidah.

Col. Malki noted that the Coalition has developed many rules of engagement because of the nature of military operations. “We apply the highest international standards in targeting operations in Yemen,” he stressed.

“Houthi militias continue to violate international laws in Yemen,” he said. “There are 22 million Yemenis affected by the Houthi coup on legitimacy.”

Col. Malki said the collision of a ship in Hodeidah confirms the failure of the militias in the management of the port, stressing that the control of the Houthis on the West Coast hurts the Yemenis and the international community.

“We are continuing our operations to restore the port of Hodeidah and the West Coast in Yemen,” he added.

The Coalition is exerting great efforts on behalf of the international community to ensure the security of the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the South Red Sea, although it is an international and regional responsibility, Col Malki said.

He stressed the existence of a common international interest to contribute to these efforts to ensure the flow of trade and oil through Bab al-Mandab.

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