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Arab coalition strikes Houthi targets in Sanaa

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Arab coalition aircraft fired air raids on positions for the rebels including the police college and club in the center of the capital Sanaa, as well as weapons warehouses.

Al- Hafah camp, and the Forty Eight camp, south of Sanaa. The coalition also fired four air raids on the camp of the twenty six Republican Guard Brigade in the area Al-Sawadiyah in Al-Bayda' governorate in the heart of Yemen. From their part, the crowds of the popular resistance moved to the north in the direction of Mocha after taking control over the area of Bab el-Mandeb in Taiz province.

The policy of tightening the grip on the rebels and the militias of the ousted Saleh in Ma'rib and Taiz imposed by the Arab alliance forces lead to quick results, according to analysts. After liberating the strategic Bab al-Mandab and the dam of Ma'rib, the liberation of the two provinces became imminent. In Taiz, the Arab alliance aircraft fired a number of violent raids against positions for the Houthi and ousted Saleh militias, especially on the houses of the rebel leaders and on several military and civilian sites that the rebels turned into warehouses for weapons and military supply.

Four civilians were killed and seventeen others were injured in Taiz as a result of the continuous shelling on residential areas by the Houthi and ousted Saleh militias. In Sanaa, the Arab coalition warplanes launched violent airstrikes against a number of military positions in Al-Sakhr street, Al-Zubayrih, Haddah, the police officers' club and the police academy, in addition to the Presidency's office in Al-Tahrir.

Moreover, and over the Mukeras Front, where the battles are raging, eyewitnesses reported having seen a vehicle carrying a large-sized missile believed to be a Scud missile and heading from Mukeras to Aqbat Sira, near Aden.