Arab coalition operations kill 50 Houthis in Yemen

An explosion is seen following a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depot on the outskirts of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (File photo: AP)

Saudi special forces along with the Arab coalition carried out a military operation in Yemen’s mountain tops to combat Houthi militias near the Saudi border, Al Arabiya correspondent reported on Monday.

Sources said that the targeted attacks on the mountain tops resulted in the death of at least 50 Houthi militias, and destroyed several of their artillery store of ammunition and weapons.

A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been battling Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen since March 2015.

Houthi forces fire missiles or mortars almost daily into the southern Saudi border areas including Najran, and often test Saudi defenses with guerrilla-style incursions.

An Arabic version of this article can be found on AlArabiya.Net.


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