on Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Arab Coalition conducts 17 operations against Houthis in Marib, al-Bayda

A picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, some 880 km from the capital Riyadh, as the Saudi army conducts operations over Yemen. (File photo: AFP)
by : Yemen Details

The Arab Coalition said it has conducted 17 operations against the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Marib and Al-Bayda during the past 24 hours, according to a statement.

The coalition confirmed that the targeted operations have destroyed 12 Houthi military vehicles and killed more than 110 militia members.

The Arab military alliance in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed a ballistic missile launch site in overnight air strikes in the Iran-backed Houthi militia-controlled capital Sanaa, where residents reported big explosions.

In a statement reported by the Saudi state news agency (SPA) on Twitter, the coalition said air strikes had been conducted against “legitimate military targets” in Sanaa.

It described the ballistic missile sites as “secret”, and said one of “high-value” had been destroyed.

The coalition said it had taken measures to spare civilians any collateral damage, adding that “the secret positions” had used hospitals, organizations and civilians as human shields.