Coalition airstrikes target Houthi bases in Yemen’s West coast

The airstrikes resulted in the destruction of a number of the Houthis’ military vehicles and machine guns. (File photo: Supplied)

Arab Coalition fighter jets launched violent airstrikes on Houthi military bases in West coast battlefronts, while Yemeni armed forces captured a Houthi leader in Hajjah on Friday.

A field source confirmed that the airstrikes targeted several locations in Bait al-Faqih district, south of the Hodeidah province, which resulted in the destruction of a number of the Houthi military vehicles and machine guns.

Yemeni armed forces announced the capturing of a Houthi leader in Hayran district in the province of Hajjah.

The leader’s name is Hamoud Ali Abdulla al-Hamzi, who said he joined Hayran’s front a week ago to lift the spirits of the fighters who were escaping the fronts, and to call on the leadership of the militias to not place children on the front lines of the fighting.

Meanwhile, Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said that Hezbollah’s presence in Yemen “confirms the Iranian regime has subcontracted the Houthi militias to be another one of its proxies. It proves the regime’s proxies work in tandem to undermine regional stability and prolong the suffering of the Yemeni people.”

He also reassured that the kingdom won’t allow Houthi militias to be “another Hezbollah in Yemen”, while renewing his accusations on the Houthis and the sectarian groups affiliated with Iran of working on spreading chaos and destruction in the region and the countries in which they are present.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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