Saudi Arabia seeking to squeeze Houthis by pounding Yemen’s civilians, Analyst says

Saudi Arabia’s daily bombardment of Yemen continues to claim more civilian lives. In the most recent attacks, 24 people were killed when Saudi warplanes hit a residential area in the western province of Hudaydah. The raids came shortly after Saudi jets pounded a farm in the town of Khukha in the same province and killed at least ten women.

In an interview with Press TV, Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars Online Magazine, said that by targeting the civilian population, the Saudis seek to force the Houthi fighters to give up resistance.

“I think when the Saudis bought the American weapons, they bought the American tactics as well,” Jones said, adding that the American strategy is to terrorize civilian populations in order to force the governments to make concessions.

“The context here is that two missiles got fired at Riyadh and the anti-missile protection that the United States sold to Saudis didn’t work,” he continued.

“So, they are going to wage war in a way which is to terrorize the civilian population until the government reaches the point of breaking and then they say ‘Okay we will stop the war, don’t kill any of the civilians anymore’. I think that is the strategy here,” the analyst reiterated.

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