Coalition-backed Yemeni forces liberate strategic mountain from Houthis

Smoke billows following an air-strike by Arab coalition in Yemen. (File photo: AFP)

Coalition-backed Yemeni forces have liberated Jabal al-Asayda, a strategic mountainous range in Yemen controlled by the Houthi and Saleh militias, located just off the Saudi border.

Al-Arabiya correspondent reported that Jabal al-Asayda was considered critical for the Houthi militias’ operations. This was the area in which its battle plans were conducted with the help of military experts from Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

The mountain was also a launching pad for attacks on the Saudi border and was also used for firing rockets and missiles into populated areas inside Saudi Arabia.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50