Saudi Arabia intercepts 4 ballistic missiles from Yemen

A displaced Yemeni receives food aid distributed by the Russian humanitarian relief mission In camp Dharoan on the outskirts of Sanaa

A displaced Yemeni receives food aid distributed by the Russian humanitarian relief mission In camp Dharoan on the outskirts of Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition has been accused of imposing a blockade to prevent supplies from reaching civilians in Yemen, which was already heavily dependent on imports before the war. US military activity in Yemen until now has been confined mainly to counterterrorism operations against al-Qaeda's affiliate there, with limited indirect backing for Gulf state efforts in a two-year-old war that has yielded significant civilian casualties.

"By disrupting the coalition's radar system with the drones, the rebels are able to fire a barrage of missiles at coalition targets", the report said. Human rights monitors say the coalition air raids are to blame for the majority of civilian deaths.

Thousands of Yemenis rallied on the streets of Sanaa in support of the Houthi movement to mark the second anniversary of their fight against the Saudi-led coalition.

This story was updated at 4:00 p.m.

The statement said, "The vacuum of power in the country due to military confrontation has created grounds for growth of terrorism and increase in the number of their activities in various parts of the country and this will threaten peace, stability and security of the region and the global community". Various rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have on many occasions reported and criticized the use of cluster bombs by Riyadh's military in Yemen.

In a statement issued Monday marking the beginning of the war's third year, the United Nations emergency relief agency reported that "nearly 19 million Yemenis-over two-thirds of the population-need humanitarian assistance". The Council should create an independent, worldwide investigative mechanism to examine abuses by all side. "Both sides [Iran and the U.S.] are testing each other to see how far each side is going to go", said Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow at the Middle East program at London's Chatham House think tank. Overall, rights group say that JIAT probes appear to be falling short of worldwide standards.

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But the NSC official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to comment on whether the administration was poised to ratchet up support for Saudi Arabia.

"Free Yemenis will continue to choose resistance, as long as the coalition led by Saudi Arabia continues to choose war", Saba quoted Saleh as saying.

"In the first year of the war, the US sold 20 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia has been buying more and more weapons as a result of this war", she said to host Jeremy Scahill.

"The US' and UK's arms sales to Saudi Arabia should stop and we have called for an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia until such time as they end their laws of war violation", Whitson stressed.

But pressing ahead with more USA hardware and intelligence for Saudi Arabia's troubled intervention in Yemen brings with it an array of risks and pitfalls, experts and former officials said.

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