The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, said they have destroyed the control operations room of the group in the capital city of Sanaa.
In a statement, the coalition said the airstrike was carried out in response to the Houthis attack on the Kingdom’s Abha international airport that left 12 people wounded.
“The destruction of the Houthis operations room was necessary to protect civilians from any possible attack in the future,” the statement added.
The Houthi rebels have recently intensified attacking not only Saudi Arabia, but also the UAE, in which three people were killed in a Houthi claimed missile attack on Abu Dhabi on January 17.
In return, UAE-backed security forces in Yemen accelerated operations against Houthis positions across the war-hit country.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has confirmed an increase in missile attacks from Houthis with its air defense intercepting rockets and drones on an almost daily basis.
© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.