The Saudi-led coalition announced on June 13 that its warplanes had struck Houthi positions that “posed a threat to regional and international security.”
According to the coalition, the targets included missiles’ factories and storage facilities, ammo depots and “foreign experts” who were supporting the Houthis. Al-Arabiya said that the targets were located in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and the nearby province of Dhamar.
The aerial attack appears to be a direct response to the recent attack on Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. A “cruise missile” launched by the Houthis hit the airport’s arrival hall jurying more than 26 people.
Col. Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, had warned that the missile attack will be met with “urgent, immediate, strict procedures” and that the “terrorists” responsible for the attack “will be held accountable.”
The Saudi-led coalition carried out several similar aerial operations over the last few months. While the coalition claims that these operations are limiting the Houthis offensive capabilities, the Yemeni rebel group repeated attacks on Saudi Arabia says otherwise.
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