Saudi led Coalition Forces Attacks Two Caves Used by Houthis For Hiding Drones in Yemen

March 25, 2019

A surprise attack was carried out by Saudi-led coalition forces on two caves that were used by the Houthi militia in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, in order to hide drones. This bit of information was made by a spokesperson of the military alliance on Sunday.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Malki in a statement carried out by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) stated that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has carried out a military operation to demolish two lawful military targets; comprising of two caves that were used by the Houthi rebels to hide UAVs, and use them during terrorist actions.

He stated that the raid was a development of earlier military operations that were conducted in January and February that aimed the Iran-supported militia’s drone network and capabilities and locations of foreign fighters aiding the Houthis.

Al-Malki stated that the military operation was likewise the customary international humanitarian law and that all preventive steps and necessary action were taken to spare civilians and avert any form of collateral damage. The statement did not mention if the assaults were made through air strikes or by the ground forces.

Earlier, Al-Arabiya TV reported of attacks on Houthi camps in Sanaa, which includes the Al-Dailami air base. There were no reports of any casualties.

The Coalition-supported Yemeni government and the Houthis reached a truce and troop withdrawal deal for Hodeidah, which is the main entry point for most of Yemen’s imports and relief aid, at discussions which were held in Sweden in December. The deal was the first big progress in efforts to finish Yemen’s four-year war.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the battle, which have pitted the Houthis against other Yemeni groups supported by the Saudi-led coalition and faithful to the government of Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Houthis toppled Hadi’s government from power in Sanaa in late 2014.

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