Saudi-led coalition hit Ansarullah targets in Marib
The Saudi-led coalition launched 15 airstrikes on Ansarullah targets in Yemen's central city of Marib.
According to Ansarullah-run al-Masirah TV, eleven airstrikes hit targets in the western Sirwah district, two in the northwestern Madghal district, and two in the southwestern Natie district.
Various human rights organizations have accused Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, of human rights violations and some have gone as far as accusing the coalition of war crimes. The majority of these accusations stem from airstrikes undertaken by the coalition, but others, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, have also criticized the coalition's approach to blockades. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food said that the deliberate starvation of civilians in both international and internal armed conflict may constitute a war crime, and could also constitute a crime against humanity in the event of deliberate denial of food and also the deprivation of food sources or supplies.
A 2019 United Nations report said the US, UK, and France may be complicit in committing war crimes in Yemen by selling weapons and providing other support to the Saudi-led coalition which is using the deliberate starvation of civilians as a tactic of warfare.
The Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign has so far killed or injured an estimated 18,588 civilians as of May 2021 according to the Yemen Data Project.