Coalition aircraft strike Houthis missiles, weaponry depots — Official
RIYADH: The Operation Decisive Storm carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted ballistic missiles, surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and ammunition and weapons storage facilities of the Houthi militias, a Saudi senior military official said.
The coalition of ten Arab states also struck military vehicles and forces of Houthis, Brigadier General Ahmad Asiri said in a news briefing here late on Sunday.
He added that the coalition operations against Houthi militias are conducted around the clock and will continue until Yemen’s constitutional legitimacy and security and stability is restored.
He unveiled that the Houthis got large amounts of weapons and ammunition and stored them in several areas across Yemen after signing an agreement with a regional country.
The coalition air force is tracking the locations of these weaponry destroy, he said, adding that Yemeni airspace is under full control.
He noted that the coalition’s fighter jets are intensifying operations over Aden, a temporary capital of the constitutional legitimacy, and its vicinity to repel any attack by Houthis.
Today’s operations targeted Houthi gatherings north and south Yemen, he said, indicating that the Saudi forces are trying to deter the Houthis from mobilizing in areas near the Saudi southern areas of Jizan and Najran using artillery and apache helicopters.
Asiri emphasized that the coalition forces determine carefully targets of Houthis for the safety of civilians, especially after they deployed ballistic missiles in residential areas.
The coalition forces are doing its best to avoid harming Yemen’s infrastructure and its vital facilities during the military operations, he said, adding operations were suspended for few hours today to help Pakistan evacuate their nationals from the country.
The situation of Saud Arabia’s southern borders is completely safe and stable, he asserted.