Saudi airstrikes cut Houthi supply route between Sana’a, Sa’dah
JEDDAH: The Saudi-led coalition continued its air campaign, dubbed “Operation Decisive Storm,” against the Yemeni Houthi militia on Friday, Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Asiri, adviser to the Saudi Minister of Defense, said in his daily briefing in Riyadh.
“The fresh airstrikes cut the supply route between Sana’a and the stronghold of the Houthi rebels in the northern governorate of Sa’dah through destroying a bridge used by the Houthis for transporting militants and munitions,” he said.
“Saudi Apaches pounded Houthi military camps near the borders with Yemen while UAE warplanes hit air defense bases and arms caches in several parts of Yemen,” he said, noting that there were no ground movements near the borders.
The air campaign also led to the destruction of a runway at Al-Anad airbase, south Yemen, and a number of warplanes captured by the Houthis in several airbases, Brig. Gen. Asiri disclosed.
He added that the forces loyal to the legitimate President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi and the popular committees continue defending the Yemeni people against the Houthi militia and the forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
“We coordinate with the pro-legitimacy troops and the popular committees. Our reconnaissance aircraft fly over Yemen around the clock,” he said, advising the Yemenis to keep away from the Houthi locations.
“We will not allow anybody to supply the Houthis with weapons and our operations are meant to support legitimacy and maintain Yemen’s unity and stability,” he made clear.