Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out on September 21 dozens of airstrikes on Houthi-held areas in Yemen despite the peace initiative presented by the group a day earlier.
Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said that 39 airstrikes targeted several Yemeni provinces within 12 hours.
“The outcome of the Saudi aggressor’s warplanes attacks on our country in a number of Yemeni provinces in the last 12 hours is more than 39 airstrikes,” the spokesman said.
According to al-Masirah, the Saudi airstrikes targeted several positions in the provinces of Sanaa, Hajjah and ‘Amran. The coalition artillery also shelled the city of al-Hudaydah, where a U.N.- sponsored ceasefire is implemented.
Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthis’ Supreme Political Council, announced a new peace initiative on September 20, under which the Yemeni group would cease all missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia.
By continuing their airstrikes on Yemen, Saudi Arabia and its allies have effectively rejected the initiative. The Houthis will likely respond to this soon, as al-Mashat had warned the Saudi-led coalition from violating the initiative.