Arab Coalition strikes targets in Yemen’s Sana’a in response to Houthi drone attacks

The Arab coalition carried out airstrikes on targets in Yemen’s capital Sana’a in response to drone attacks by Iranian-backed Houthi militia against Saudi Arabia, state media reported on Wednesday.

This development comes after the coalition announced the interception and destruction of a drone in Yemeni airspace, launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militia into Saudi territory earlier today.

The coalition said the drone was launched from the capital, Sana’a, with the aim of targeting civilians.

Yemen’s Houthis launched dozens of cross-border airstrikes against Saudi Arabia in 2021. Iranian-backed militia targeted civilian areas and energy facilities across the kingdom with explosive-laden drones and ballistic missiles .

The Arab coalition recently carried out attacks on legitimate Houthi military targets in Yemen, warning civilians not to approach or congregate around targeted sites in advance, and stressing that operations will be conducted with due respect. IHL.

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