Arab Coalition steps up air strikes targeting Houthi gatherings in Yemen

On Saturday, coalition fighter jets staged eight air strikes targeting Houthi reinforcements near the Hajour tribal areas. (File photo: Supplied)

The Arab Coalition backing Yemen’s legitimate government launched 15 air strikes against Houthi militia gatherings in the Hajjah governorate, northwest of the country on Sunday, according to Al Arabiya sources.

On Saturday, coalition fighter jets staged eight air strikes targeting Houthi reinforcements near the Hajour tribal areas.

On Thursday, Yemen’s Hajour tribes had appealed for support from the Arab Coalition to confront an attack staged by the militias against the al-Abysa tribe of Hajour in the district of Kashar using rockets and heavy artillery.

The militias had indiscriminately shelled the villages of al-Abysa tribe with heavy artillery, according to eyewitnesses.

Since last September, the Houthis imposed a blockade on Hajour, according to local sources, in an attempt to subdue them.

The Hajour tribes are spread over more than 10 districts in Hajjah Governorate and its population is around 200,000.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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