About the Aggression
The Saudi-led Aggression air-campaign on Yemen started on early Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Saudi-led Aggression was declared from Washington DC by the then-Saudi Ambassador to the US Adel Aljubair (now foreign minister). The Saudi-led Aggression was announced to constitute a coalition of ten countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Jordan and Sudan) in addition to the United States, which vowed to assist with intelligence and logistics. All of the Arab Gulf countries are part of the coalition except for the Sultanate of Oman, who refused to be part of the coalition.
Officially called operation “Decisive Storm”, since the Saudi-led air campaigns began more than 1200 people have been killed and more than 3000 injured, according to the UN. The Saudi-led coalition also imposed a blockade on Yemen by air, sea and land; and destroyed the country's infrastructure. The blockade put an embargo on even the most essential food, medical, and fuel supplies. Moreover, it has even blocked international humanitarian aide from entering Yemen. The United Nations has even called the situation in Yemen catastrophic, with its health care system near brink of collapse, and has called for a cease fire to allow humanitarian aide to enter Yemen. But the Saudi-led coalition has not budged.
The Saudi-led Aggression air raids have bombed 18 governorates out of 22, and has destroyed the country's infrastructure. The Saudi-led air raids are indiscriminate, killing civilians and destroying all the country's infrastructure from homes to hospitals to refugee camps, to water supplies, power supplies, grain silos, airports, roads, bridges, ports, factories, banks, hotels and much more. And of the casualties, hundreds of women and children have been killed and injured.
In Tuesday, April 22 the Saudi-led coalition ended operation “Decisive Storm” calling a halt to its military operation, stating that it has achieved its objectives. However, less than 24 hours from the announcement it resumed its bombing campaign on Yemen; now under what it names operation “Restore Hope” which began midnight that day. Since then, it seems only the name has changed. Operation “Restore Hope” in many ways is similar if not worst in terms of brutality, targets, killing and destruction, as the previous one.