Arab coalition carries out air strikes on Houthi targets in Sanaa


RIYADH — The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen carried out several air strikes on Houthi targets in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned militants claimed responsibility for drone attacks on Saudi oil installations.

A coalition statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency said the air strikes were against a number of legitimate military targets, which military intelligence confirmed were military bases and facilities used by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for weapons and ammunition storage. "The air operations achieved their objectives," statement added.

The coalition stressed that the attacks by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militias on vital facilities in the Kingdom were a violation of international humanitarian law and amounted to war crimes.

"The coalition forces are resolved to follow all terrorist elements across all of Yemen, and will be resolute to target all locations from which terrorist attacks are initiated," the statement said.

The coalition’s operations will continue in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customs till achieving the objective of neutralizing these legitimate military targets, the statement added. — SG/SPA