Arab Coalition launches air raids on Houthi drone storage sites in Sanaa

A fighter jet belonging to the Arab Coalition fires a missile over Sanaa, Yemen. (File photo: Reuters)

The Arab Coalition mounted air raids targeting Houthi sites in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa on Saturday.

The raids targeted two sites in Sanaa, which were used by the Houthi militia to store unmanned drones.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the raids targeted two sites used by Houthi forces to store drones.

The raids are part of an operation launched in January to destroy the Houthis’ drone capabilities, al-Maliki said.

“We are asking civilians not to approach the targeted sites for their own safety,” a statement read.

Al Arabiya sources also confirmed that the Arab Coalition launched separate air raids on Houthi sites in the province of al-Bayda.

Earlier in the day, the Arab Coalition launched air raids on Houthi camps in Sanaa, including the al-Dulaimi air base. This comes hours after the Houthis announced the downing of a coalition aircraft on the outskirts of Sanaa, according to the militias' media outlets.

Yemen’s National Army, backed by the Arab Coalition, managed on Saturday to liberate new strategic positions in Saada’s Kitaf al-Boqe'e district, which were previously held by the Houthis.

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