The Arab Coalition’s spokesperson in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, has said that Houthi militias failed to launch a ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabia last Friday. Al-Maliki added that a total of 86 missiles have been launched at Saudi Arabia by the Houthis since the beginning of the Yemeni crisis.
Addressing a press conference, al-Maliki said that the Houthis continue to recruit children and putting them on the frontlines which should be considered as a grave breach in human rights.
The spokesman also criticized the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick’s recent report saying that it lacks information, adding that McGoldrick “needs to focus on his work.”
He said that coalition raids continue to target militia checkpoints and weapon warehouses, adding that the raids succeeded in terminating locations where Houthi ballistic missiles are being kept in Sanaa. He went on to present pictures of caves and hiding spots of Houthi weapons and missiles.
Al-Maliki added that the militia is planting mines in commercial naval passages, but have failed to plant them on Saudi Arabian borders. He stressed that all air, sea and land ports in Yemen are still open to receive relief.