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Arab Coalition conducts 17 targeted strikes against Houthis in Marib, Hajjah

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The Arab Coalition has conducted 17 targeted strikes against the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen’s Hajjah and Marib in the last 24 hours, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The targeted strikes resulted in the destruction of 14 military vehicles, according to SPA, and caused casualties among the Houthis.

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The operation comes during a time when tensions are rising with Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis.

Last week, the Arab Coalition asked residents of Sanaa to evacuate some “civilian sites” in the next 72 hours and warned of strikes on the Houthi militia in the area.

The warning came after the Houthis conducted a drone strike against Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 12 people.
Abha, near Saudi Arabia’s southern border with Yemen, is a regular target of drone and missile strikes launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia fighting coalition forces in Yemen.

Numerous countries and country representatives including the US Department of State, the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, and others, condemned the airport attack.

It came days after the Iran-backed Houthis attempted to hit the UAE with drone strikes, but failed owing to the country’s robust air defense.

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