Cairo – Sputnik. Brigadier Yahya Serai, spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces loyal to Ansar Allah, said on his Facebook page that coalition aircraft conducted more than 39 airstrikes within 12 hours, noting that 34 air strikes targeted Saada province.
The group "Ansar Allah", announced last Friday, a peace initiative centered on stopping attacks on Saudi Arabia "by flying aircraft, ballistic missiles and all forms of targeting." "We are waiting for a greeting with similar or better greetings," she said.
On Wednesday, Ansar Allah commented on the continuation of air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, which exceeded 163 raids within five days of the group's announcement of the peace initiative, as "an abuse that was neither responsible nor encouraging from the other side (Saudi Arabia)."
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a military alliance from Arab and Muslim countries in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government as it seeks to recapture the capital Sana'a and large areas in northern and western Yemen, which the Houthis seized in late 2014.
Ansar Allah has carried out repeated attacks with drones, ballistic missiles and booby-trapped boats targeting Saudi and Yemeni forces inside Yemen and on Saudi territory.
Coalition raids, as well as mutual bombing, have caused hundreds of thousands of civilian and military casualties, as well as destruction of Yemen's infrastructure, epidemics, disease and famine in some areas.
According to the United Nations, Yemen is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and nearly 80 percent of the total population – 24.1 million people – needs some form of humanitarian assistance and protection.