In an attempt to calm the escalating violence in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has reportedly increased airstrikes in Yemen’s north.
Saudi Arabia, which has been battling the Houthis for years, has been bombing the Yemeni army since March 2015.
The Yemeni army has repeatedly retaliated against the Saudi airstrikes, and Saudi Arabia is reportedly using ground troops and naval vessels to launch attacks in the country.
The United Nations says that at least 11,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led coalition began its campaign.
Saudi King Salman, who has been visiting the US, recently reportedly ordered a military exercise with the US Navy to test the capabilities of the US navy and Marine Corps.
US President Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly criticized the Saudi aggression in Yemen.
In response, Saudi officials have reportedly increased their attacks.
According to Reuters, the Saudi military has launched multiple air raids on the southern province of Hodeidah, where Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has been located.
The Houthis have reportedly taken advantage of the increased airstrikes to launch new attacks.
The Saudi war in Yemen has been characterized by massive civilian casualties and destruction of civilian infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, and schools.
As the conflict continues, the United Nations has warned that the war is spiraling out of control.
The war in Syria, which is still ongoing, is also being fueled by Saudi aggression.
On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with President Donald J. Trump, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and US Defense Secretary James Mattis, as well as with other officials.
The three officials agreed that the conflict is becoming more dangerous and that the military options in Yemen should be limited, Reuters reported.
According the officials, the ministers discussed the need to limit the damage inflicted on civilians and their rights, as it will take time to stabilize the situation, and also the need for a comprehensive peace agreement.
Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman Adel Al-Jubair told reporters that the country will not allow any more escalation in Yemen and that it was willing to work with the United States and its allies to achieve a comprehensive agreement that would be acceptable to the international community.
In an effort to calm tensions, the US and other countries have been working to try and reach a ceasefire.
According a report by Reuters, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday that the United State is “very concerned about the escalating conflict in the Gulf region and our concern is that we are seeing a worsening situation in Yemen.”
However, the officials told Reuters that US military support is not enough to stem the bloodshed.
The official said the US government is working with Saudi Arabia to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, including the establishment of a no-fly zone.
The officials stressed that the US has been working with its allies, including Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi, and the United Arab Emirates, to try to reach a peaceful resolution.
The US is also continuing to work on a no fly zone for Yemen.
The military assistance to Saudi Arabia was part of a wider plan that US Secretary Tillerson said was to help Saudi Arabia “take the lead in the region and address the regional challenges.”
Tillerson said that the plan included “tens of billions of dollars” in aid to Saudi and UAE forces in Yemen to help them defeat the Houthi rebels.
According an unnamed US official, Saudi-UAE forces have been engaged in the air strikes on Hodeida province for several months now, and have targeted the capital of the capital Sanaa, killing dozens of people and destroying hospitals, schools, markets, and other civilian infrastructure.
The U.N. has also warned that at the end of May, over 1,000 people have been injured by the Saudi air attacks.
Yemen is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
The country’s government is led by a Houthi rebel group, who have long been fighting against the government of Hadi.
The Saudis have been supporting the Houths, who are backed by Iran, since 2015, when the former president Abd-Rahman Mansour, a close ally of Iran, was overthrown by the Houthii rebels.
The government of the Houthti rebels has been in control of the country since 2014.
In May 2016, a UN humanitarian mission reported that over 700 people had been killed since the war began.
The humanitarian mission, which included UN agencies from 22 countries, said the Saudi bombing was targeting hospitals, homes, and markets.
The bombing of hospitals in Yemen is not unique.
The UN has repeatedly reported that at its highest level, the international humanitarian community has warned of a rise in civilian casualties.
UN agencies have repeatedly warned of the worsening violence in the conflict and the need “for a comprehensive, inclusive peace agreement” between the Houthits and the government in Sanaa.
The conflict has been fueled by the Saudis military intervention in Yemen which has led to a number of civilian casualties, including at least 13 children, and destroyed more