SANA’A – At least four fishermen from Hodeidah have been brutally killed when Saudi aircraft bombed their boats.
According to military sources, the Saudi planes bombed and sank two Yemeni fishing vessels off the coast of the Seven Brothers Islands, which is part of the East African nation of Djibouti, in the Bab al-Mandeb Strait. The unprovoked attack killed at least 13 of the crew members, with four more fishermen still missing.
The Saudi invading force has often targeted civilians ever since the Saudi invasion started in March 2015, regularly using its air force to attack fishing vessels in the Bab al-Mandeb. Fishing is one of the main sources of food for the residents of Hodeidah and the Yemeni West Coast. By targeting the fisherman, the Saudi coalition is hoping to cause further famine and food shortages in Yemen.