In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Arab coalition said that the coalition carried out targeted military strikes against the Iran-backed Houthi militia in the Yemeni city of Ma’rib, killing 250 “terrorists” and destroying 22 military vehicles. Friday.
The agency added that the attack took place within 24 hours and included 36 different targets.
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Concurrently, the Arab coalition carried out military operations on 12 targets in the Yemeni town of Al-Bayda, where “80 terrorist elements” and seven military vehicles were eliminated.
The Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthis launched dozens of cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia throughout 2021.
In September 2021, the Houthis intensified their efforts to seize Marib, the capital of the governorate which is the last stronghold of the northern government.
As hostilities escalated, the Houthis on January 3 seized a UAE-flagged ship that the coalition said was carrying medical supplies.
Iran-backed militias have targeted civilian areas and energy facilities in the kingdom with explosive-laden drones and ballistic missiles.
The Arab coalition has launched attacks against legitimate military targets of the Houthis in Yemen in recent months, warning civilians not to approach or gather around pre-targeted sites.
The coalition also stressed that the operations would be conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law.
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