Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi drone, launches raids on Houthi military camps

Drone pictures released in the Arab Coalition press conference on Monday. (Screen grab)

The Arab Coalition succeeded in intercepting a Houthi drone days ago, Coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said on Monday.

The spokesperson displayed pictures of the drone that he said indicated that it is Iranian made.

The pictures of the intercepted and destroyed drone were released in the press conference that Maliki held in Riyadh on Monday.

The Coalition also said that it’s targeting drone experts and storage sites near the capital Sanaa, while “constantly avoiding civilian casualties” in attacks on Houthis.

According to the Coalition, Houthis set military camps east of Hodeidah in a breach to the Sweden deal.

On the 23rd of January the Coalition targeted Houthi military camps in al-Mahwit governorate, killing 181 Houthis, the Coalition confirmed, while ensuring through intelligence that no recruited children were present at the military camp.

The Coalition also renewed accusations of Houthis recruiting children in the ongoing conflict.

Meanwhile, the Coalition said it’s working on facilitating ship entrance to the ports of al-Salif and Ras Issa, but that Houthis are hindering their movement.

So far, 448 ship permits were issued for aid to enter Yemeni ports, according to the Coalition.

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