Arab Coalition launches military operation against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Houthi troops ride on the back of a police patrol truck after participating in a Houthi gathering in Sanaa, Yemen February 19, 2020. (Reuters)

The Arab-led coalition has launched a military operation against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement after it recently stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, state television reported on Wednesday.

The coalition, which has been battling the movement for five years in Yemen, will hold a news conference on the operation against “legitimate” Houthi targets that aims to neutralize the group's military capabilities, according to Al Arabiya sources and local media reports.

Last Update: Wednesday, 01 July 2020 KSA 17:43 - GMT 14:43