Yemen’s defense minister, General Mohammad al-Maqdashi, survived on Tuesday a shelling of drones targeting the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Marib province, eastern Yemen.
According to military sources, the Houthidrone targeted a meeting of senior military leaders at the headquarters of the Yemeni Ministry of Defense of the legitimate government in Marib.
Two soldiers were killed, including the driver of the Minister of Defenseandothers were wounded in the attack.
The sources also confirmed that all military commanders were fine and none of them was hurt.
So far, there has been no official comment from the defense ministry and the Yemeni government on the attack.
The Yemeni army announced control of the international line between Kattaf and al-Buqa in Sa’ada province, the main stronghold of the Houthi militias, the far north of the country.
The Yemeni news agency quoted the commander of the Liberation Brigade, Brigadier General Jamal al-Qalai, as saying that the national army had taken control of the highest peaks of the Rashaha mountain range, which starts from the desert pillar to the mountains of “Jahira” in the Baqa district in Saada.
Al-Kalai also pointed out that with this progress, the army has tight control over the international line linking the epaulets, spots and the rugged mountain range.
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The joint forces of the Coalition, ,intercepted and shot down a drone fired by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia on Wednesday towards the city of Najran in Saudi Arabia.
The spokesman for the coalition forces, Col. Turki al-Malikisaid : “Coalition forces were able to intercept and shot down a drone fired by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia towards civilian objects in the city of Najran.”
“Attempts by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia to launch drones are doomed to failure, and the coalition is taking all operational measures and the best means to deal with these attack to protect civilians ” he said.
Colonel al-Maliki spoke about the importance of the continued leadership of the coalition to implement deterrent measures against this terrorist militia to neutralize and destroy its capabilities to harm Yemenis and to make them behave and respect the international humanitarian law and customary rules.
Yemeni army forces on Thursday shot down a plane belonging to the al-Houthi militia in the southern city of Taiz.
The military source said that the plane was carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the military areas in the air defense camp of the northwestern front of the city of Taiz.
The office of the wreckage of the plane that it is Iranian-made.
All site of the Yemeni army revealed after the examination
The forces of the National Army in Taiz, shot down two fighter jets of the Houthi, in October, the first one in the east of the city of Taiz and the second one south of the city.
The Houthi militia has recently stepped up the use of booby-trapped and reconnaissance aircraft, a report of the United Nations Committee of Experts said it was “assembled outside and shipped to Yemen.”
The two experts said that the two planes “Qasf” or “striker” are almost identical in the design and dimensions as the “Ababil” manufactured by an Iranian manufacturer of aircraft.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis, Col. Turki al-Maliki, states the military intercepted and also destroyed the drone.
Saudi Arabia states a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted an additional airport in the kingdom amid a series of such attacks.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency late Sunday disclosed the focusing on of Jizan Regional Airport earlier that morning.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis, Col. Turki al-Maliki , stated the army intercepted and also ruined the drone. Saudi condition TV published pictures of debris it stated belonged to the drone.
He stated the attack specific an airport terminal “being utilized every day by a large number of Saudis and also expatriates without any regard for international humanitarian law and its customary rules, which provides unique security to civilian objects .”
Saudi Arabia possesses confronted prevalent international criticism over airstrikes in Yemen stunning markets and hospitals, killing civilians.
The Houthis, who ousted the Saudi-backed globally recognized government from energy in the Yemeni budget Sanaa in late 2014, have moved up missile and drone attacks on Saudi towns previously two weeks.
The group stated responsibility for final week’s armed drone hits on oil property in Saudi Arabia and also on Sunday said they would assault 300 vital military targets in Saudi Arabia, the Associated Arab Emirates, and also Yemen.
Last week, the grouping claimed three hits on Najran airport in Saudi Arabia.
The recent hostilities overlap with increasing concerns between Iran and also Gulf Arab says related to the United States and arrive just as a sensitive, U.N .sponsored serenity deal is being performed in Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions.