Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have targeted a Saudi Arabian warship in retaliation to deadly airstrikes on the improvised country’s province of Hudaydah.
On Tuesday, Yemeni forces announced that they attacked a “Saudi-led coalition warship” off the coast of Hudaydah in response to an air strike on Monday which claimed the lives of over 16 civilians, including women and children.
The kingdom has confirmed the attack but claims Yemeni forces targeted an oil tanker.
Saudi warplanes targeted a refugee camp in the al-Hali district of Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah on Monday afternoon.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured during the past three years.
The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.
The Saudi aggression was launched in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.