Yemen Houthis storm Russian consulate in Aden

The rebels then deployed snipers at the consulate to hunt opponents

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Yemeni Houthi militias stormed and took control of the headquarters of the Russian consulate in Aden, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Saturday.

The rebels then deployed snipers at the consulate to hunt opponents.

Earlier, Saudi-led airstrikes were launched by against the Houthis’ military sites in the capital Sanaa, on the outskirts of Aden, and the province of Saada and Hejja on the Saudi-Yemeni border.

On Friday morning, the air campaign – labeled “Operation Decisive Storm” supplied Southern People's Resistance fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi with more weapons as they defend central Aden.

According to the “Aden al-Ghad” newspaper, which published photos of the operation, the weapons were supplied by aircrafts flying over various locations in Aden.

The sources said that the operation was successful and the resistance fighters received all weapons, including sophisticated communication equipment and light weapons.

“Aden al-Ghad” published images of at least one wooden crate attached to a parachute, which it said had landed in Aden. Fighters in Aden were seen putting the crates in small pickup trucks.