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Coalition destroys Houthi rocket launch pads in Saada, Sanaa

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The Arab Coalition in Yemen carried out a series of air raids on Sunday, which resulted in the destruction of Houthi rockets launching pads in Saada and Sanaa.

The raids also resulted in tens of Houthi casualties, among them some rocket experts.

Field sources said that coalition fighter jets targeted the Houthi rocket launching pads in South Baqam region north of Saada’s border where the militia used it to launch rockets towards Saudi Arabia.

The air raids also targeted another rocket launching pad in al-Ghosh military air base in the neighborhood of al-Dalee north of the capital Sanaa.

Other locations controlled by the Houthi militias in al-Allaf and al-Mazeer in the Sahar directorate, as well as in the Kahlan military camp east of Saada, where targeted by coalition air raids.

These military escalations coincided with continuous intense fighting on different fronts between the Yemeni armed forces and the Houthi militias, specifically on the western coast where military sources said that Yemeni armed forces regained control of the al-Arida military camp in Matna valley in the al-Tahita directorate south of al-Hodeidah.

Military buildup in the western coast

Military sources confirmed reports of a military buildup and reinforcement by the Yemeni armed forces on the western coast, where intense fighting is taking place against the Houthis in the directorates of al-Tahita and al-Jarrahi.

On the Sarwah front west of the Maarib governorate, eight Houthi militants have been killed while many were injured in confrontations as well.