The spokesman for the Coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen confirmed on Monday evening that a drone attack targeting Abha airport was thwarted and that a factory manufacturing drones was destroyed in Yemen.
Col. Turki al-Malki explained the operation during a weekly press conference by showing pictures and videos of how the militias tried to transport drones from a warehouse.
He added that the coalition targeted and destroyed the warehouse and they recently targeted and bombed an Iranian-made Ababil drone inside Yemeni territories.
The spokesman also showed videos that displayed Houthi militias were using women in combat, adding that some of the women who had been involved in the fighting were arrested.
Malki said that the use of women on battlefields indicated further evidence of the state of loss being experienced by the militias inside Yemen.
The coalition forces also confirmed on Monday that Yemen’s national army were just 20 km away from Hodeidah and were close to recapturing of the city’s sea and airport.