55 civilians killed in attacks Thursday on Yemen's Hodeida: Red Cross

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

The same report also quoted rebel-run Al Masirah TV which said the attack killed 52 people and left more than 100 wounded.

Col. Malki said the collision of a ship in Hodeidah confirms the failure of the militias in the management of the port, stressing that the control of the Houthis on the West Coast hurts the Yemenis and the worldwide community. He said the coalition "follows a strict and transparent approach based on the rules of global law". "We pursue any allegations and if there is any responsibility we will hold it transparently", he added.

A senior United Nations official expressed alarm Friday at deadly strikes in Yemen s rebel-held port city of Hodeida, as the government said it was ready to attend UN-brokered talks in Geneva.

"The strategic goal of the coalition's operations is to reinstate legitimacy in Yemen", he said, referring to the government of President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi.

The Houthis' Twitter and Facebook accounts said the suspension will last two weeks. A day earlier, on Tuesday, the coalition hit a target 2.5km away from the hospital.

This is the first outbound shipment of crude oil from Yemen since 2015 when a civil war broke out and quickly escalated into an worldwide conflict.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley gave strong backing to Griffiths's efforts to bring both sides together in Geneva, saying "in preparation, the parties should act with restraint and avoid military actions that could escalate tensions and undermine talks".

The suffering of the Yemeni people at the hands of the Saudis has been compounded by a US-enforced blockade of the nation, which relies on imports for over 90 percent of its food supply, 70 percent of which flows through Hodeidah.

In a statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi described the Thursday attacks on civilians in Hudaydah as "the constant repetition of genocide and heinous crimes in Yemen committed by Saudi Arabia and its allies".

Ahmed Yehia, who witnessed the attack, said remains were scattered in the area of the strike.

On July 26, Saudi Arabia said it was temporarily suspending oil shipments through the Bab al-Mandab Strait - one of the world's busiest shipping lanes - after two oil tankers operated by Saudi shipping group Bahri were attacked, slightly damaging one vessel.

Taha al-Mutawakil, the Minister for Public Health and Population in the Houthi-led administration, reported that local authorities were struggling to cope with the number of casualties, and ambulances were cautious about transporting the wounded to Sanaa or other provinces due to fears of being targeted from the air by the Saudi alliance.

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