On March 7, the Saudi-led coalition launched a “special operation” against assets of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in the Yemen capital, Sanaa, and other parts of the war-torn country.
In a statement, the coalition said that the aerial operation is meant to destroy the Houthis’ capabilities and punish the group for its recent attacks on Saudi Arabia.
“Civilians and civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia are a red line,” the statement reads. “We will punish terrorist leaders who are attempting to target civilians and civilian infrastructure.”
The coalition claimed that its aerial operation is being carried out in line with the “international humanitarian law and its rules.”
The Yemeni al-Masirah TV reported a series of airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition warplanes on the neighborhood of al-Nahdah and the nearby area of Atan in Sanaa. So far, no human losses have been reported.
In the last five days, the Houthis launched 27 suicide drones, a cruise missile and a ballistic missile at several targets in the southern and western Saudi Arabia as well as in the capital, Riyadh. According to the coalition’s claims, most of the attacks were foiled.
The recent attacks by the Houthis have apparently provoked Saudi Arabia, which is still determined to go with its costly war in Yemen.
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