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article imageYemen MP: Saudis would have used nukes against Houthis

By Andrew Moran     Dec 25, 2009 in World
Joint forces have launched an offensive against the Houthis and after hundreds of civilian deaths, one Member of Parliament insists that Saudi forces would've used nukes against the rebel group.
For majority of the month of December, Yemeni and Saudi Arabian forces, with the assistance of the United States, have been launching air raids in the northern region of Sa’ada, Yemen. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the attacks as the joint forces target terrorist leaders from groups like al-Qaeda and the Houthis.
Saudi Arabia announced its commitment to supporting Yemeni forces in October but since the assistance began many Yemeni officials are fed up with their “bombardments” of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.
Yahya al-Houthi, a Yemeni Member of Parliament, in an interview with Press TV, accused the Saudi army of using internationally banned weapons in their attacks of the Northern Province, which neighbors the Saudi Kingdom, and added that if they had nuclear weapons then it would’ve most likely used it against the Houthi fighters.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia announced that it will cease attacks if the Houthis leave the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border. But the Houthis responded that they will exit the area once Riyadh discontinues aiding the Yemeni armed forces.
Furthermore, the Obama administration announced on Friday that his government supports the military operations being carried out and reiterated that the US provides and will continue to provide weapons, intelligence and aid. The US recently gave Yemen $70 million in aid.
All this comes as 35 people, including 13 children, were killed on Christmas Day in an airstrike by Saudi forces with the help of the US forces, reports Alalam News Network, and 54 civilians were killed in another airstrike on Monday, notes BBC News. On Wednesday, according to Sahwa Net, 73 Saudi troops were killed and 26 are missing.
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