On September 8, a spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Colonel Turki al-Malaki, announced that warplanes of the coalition detected and destroyed a “ballistic missile” launcher of the Houthis in the northern Yemeni province of Sanaa.
“A ballistic missile launcher was identified in the area of Alamashya in district of al-Safra in Saada province … After passing the coordinates of the site, the launcher was targeted and destroyed at dawn today,” the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV quoted Col. al-Malaki as saying.
Furthermore, Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out airstrikes on a radar station of the Houthis in the district of Sahar in Saada, according to Col. al-Malaki. The radar station was reportedly tracking coalition warplanes, which were flying over the province at the time.
The Houthis launched six artillery rockets at several vital targets in southern Saudi Arabia from Saada this week. In response to these attacks, the Saudi-led coalition stepped-up its aerial operations over the northern province as it had been expected.
The coalition detected and destroyed several missile and rocket launchers of the Houthis before. However, this didn’t affect the capabilities of the Yemeni group to carry out rocket/missile strikes on Saudi targets.