Yemen’s Brigadier General Mohammed Saleh Shaizer said that Saudi coalition warplanes used internationally prohibited cluster bombs.
Saudi warplanes in its attack have demolished horse stables at Houthi-held capital Sanaa. The attack hit the Yemeni Military college’s stables, killing one horse trainer and injuring two others. The air strikes also killed 70 purebred Arabian horses and injured 30 others. The Saudi air strikes came after the Houthi-allied Yemeni military announced its “largest military operation” against the kingdom following Saturday’s missile strikes over the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southern border region.
Brigadier General Mohammed Saleh Shaizer disclosed the details yesterday, stating “there are unexploded objects, left over from the bombing remnants, which are still present in the stables of horses, to indicate the magnitude of the crime.”
“The aggression made by coalition warplanes after 1pm on Monday waged three raids on the stables of horses, launching four rockets in the first raid, four missiles in the second, and two missiles in the third raid, all of them directly targeted hangers that harbour horses,” he added.
Mahdi Al-Raimi was named as the horse trainer killed in the raids. Yemen Press Agency has reported that medical personnel and veterinarians are working together to extract shrapnel from the wounded horses.
The remaining horses have been transferred from the destroyed stables to a nearby site in order to speed up bringing food and medical supplies, as the warehouse storing horse feed was also destroyed.