On March 30, warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out more than eight airstrikes on a large military camp of the Houthis in the Dawran Aness district of the central Dhamar province, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.
Al-Arabiya said that seventeen fighters of the Houthis had been killed and twenty others had been injured in the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes. Ismail al-Wshili, a prominent commander of the Houthis, was reportedly killed in the same airstrikes.
Moreover, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes against the Houthis in the Nihm district of the province of Sanaa, north of Dhamar province. Al-Arabiya said that the airstrikes had destroyed four vehicles belonging to the Houthis and killed several members of the group.
Local observers believe that the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes were a response to the Houthis missile attack, which targeted a key oil facility of the Saudi Aramco oil company on March 29.
Recently, the Houthis have stepped up their missiles attacks against Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-led coalition claims that support from Iran is the key reason behind the Houthis’ increased missile capabilities.