Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out a new series of airstrikes on several positions inside the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on June 15.
In an official statement released by the al-Arabiya TV, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that its airstrikes targeted “air-defense systems” of the Houthis.
“Destroying the Houthis advanced capabilities achieves regional and international security,” the statement reads.
The Houthis possess several types of man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), as well as modified air-to-air missiles, such as Soviet-made, infrared-guided R-27T and R-73E. However, it is still unclear if the coalition’s airstrikes targeted any of these weapons.
This new wave of airstrikes was apparently a response to the recent attack on Abha International Airport, which was carried out by at least five suicide drones. The Saudi-led coalition claimed that all of them were shot down away from the airport.