Arab coalition hits Houthi positions in Yemen

Man runs for shelter during Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's Red Sea port city of al-Hudaida. (Reuters)

The Saudi-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes targeting Iranian-backed Houthi positions in the coastal city of al- Hudeida, Al Arabiya News channel reported Thursday.

The air strikes also hit security forces camps in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda that were seized by the Houthis earlier this year.

They also targeted the homes of some Houthi leaders in Saada, a Houthi stronghold in northern Yemen.

Meanwhile, heavy clashes took place in al- Hudeida between Houthis and forces loyal to legitimate President Abd Rabbi Mansour Hadi.

Since late March, the Saudi-led coalition has bombed Houthi militias and forces allied to deposed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, in a bid to put the government of internationally recognized President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi back in power.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48