Yemen: new raids overnight. Amnesty, 25 dead yesterday

Saudi Arabia pressing for UN embargo on Houthi arms

27 March, 12:41

    Shiite rebels Houthis hold up their weapons to protest against Saudi-led airstrikes during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen Shiite rebels Houthis hold up their weapons to protest against Saudi-led airstrikes during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT - New air raids were carried out in the night between Thursday and Friday on Sanaa and two other Yemeni provinces against positions held by Shiite Houthi rebels by the Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries.

    Along with the capital's suburbs, other targets were hit in the provinces of Taiz, 200 km south of Sanaa, and in the northern province of Saada, the birthplace of the Houthis.

    Amnesty International reported that 25 people - including six children under 10 years of age - were killed in the first day of raids Thursday.

    On the political front Saudi Arabia, together with allies within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), is working to obtain from the United Nations Security Council a resolution imposing an embargo on the provision of weapons to Shiite Houthi militias in Yemen, UN diplomatic sources said Friday. The sources said that representatives of GCC countries held a meeting on the issue with ambassadors from the United States, Great Britain and France. The same sources also said that GCC countries want a resolution that can also be implemented through the use of force, based on art. 7 of the UN Charter.(ANSAmed).

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