| 28 September 2022, Wednesday |

Arab Coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen capital Sanaa

Early Sunday, the Arab Coalition fighting in Yemen began airstrikes on Iran-backed Houthi militia sites in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Earlier on Saturday, coalition forces targeted Houthi positions in the port of Hodeidah.

According to SPA, the Houthis were given a three-hour deadline to remove all weapons from the ports of Hodeidah and Salif, as well as the Sanaa international airport.

The raids follow a series of airstrikes on Saudi energy infrastructure by the Houthis on Friday.

On Friday, a fire broke out in two tanks at a petroleum products distribution site.

Viewers of the Formula One Grand Prix were able to see smoke from the fire from just 11 kilometers away.

On Friday, nine Houthi drones allegedly targeting the Kingdom were apparently stopped.

One drone was aimed at Najran, while a ballistic missile was aimed at Jazan.

On Saturday, the Houthi militia announced a three-day moratorium on missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia.

Throughout a speech broadcast on television, Mahdi al-Mashat, the leader of the Houthis’ political office, declared a three-day stoppage of ground offensive operations in Yemen, particularly in the gas-producing area of Marib.

Mashat stated that the organization was willing to release all detainees, including Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s brother.

  • alarabiya