According to the official Saudi Press Agency, the Arab Coalition has carried out 28 targeted attacks in Yemen’s Hajjah in the last 24 hours in an attempt to deter the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
According to SPA, the targeted strikes resulted in the destruction of 14 “military vehicles” and Houthi casualties.
SPA has not recorded any fatalities.
The operation takes place at a time when tensions with Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran, are at an all-time high.
Saudi Arabian air defenses intercepted a drone targeting King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jizan on February 21.
According to the coalition, at least 16 persons of various nationalities were hurt in the incident, with three of them in critical condition.
Earlier that day, in the southern Red Sea, the Arab Coalition destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis.
The boat originated in Yemen’s principal Red Sea port of Hodeidah, according to the coalition.
The Arab Coalition claimed in a previous statement reported by SPA that the Houthis’ control of Hodeidah port “threatens freedom of passage and world trade.”
These attacks have sparked international outrage, and high-level efforts to find a solution to the reoccurring problem are currently underway.
To dissuade the escalating tide of violent acts against Saudi Arabia and, more recently, the UAE, the Arab Coalition conducts targeted strikes in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
According to the coalition, the activities are being carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law.