Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out more than seven airstrikes on several military training camps of the Houthis in the central province of Dhamar on February 6.
Citing local sources, the al-Arabiya reported that 13 Houthi fighters were killed in the coalition airstrikes. According to the UAE-based channel, the fighters were preparing to be sent to the frontlines in the province of al-Hudaydah, right to the west of Dhamar.
The Houthis intensified their actions in Dhamar following the recent UN-sponsored ceasefire agreement, which covers al-Hudaydah and the southwestern province of Taiz. By doing so, the Yemeni group is clearly trying to prevent the coalition from taking advantage of the ceasefire to advance west of al-Hudaydah.
The ceasefire agreement may be expanded to cover new areas in central and northern Yemen during the upcoming round of peace talks, which will be held in Kuwait soon, according to the available information.