Arab coalition targets Yemen’s Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa

Arab coalition targets Yemen’s Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa
The Arab coalition fighting to support the legitimate government in Yemen said it has targeted Houthi drone capabilities in a military operation in Sanaa and called on civilians not to approach the targeted sites. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019

Arab coalition targets Yemen’s Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa

Arab coalition targets Yemen’s Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa
  • The coalition said it has taken the necessary measures to protect civilians
  • It assured that the military operation is consistent with international humanitarian law

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting to support the legitimate government in Yemen said it has targeted Houthi drone capabilities in a military operation in Sanaa and called on civilians not to approach the targeted sites.
The coalition said it has taken the necessary measures to protect civilians during the military operation in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital.
It assured that the military operation is consistent with international humanitarian law.

The operation, which took place late on Saturday, targeted several Houthi-held camps, including one which was formally called the First Armored Division camp when it was held by the Yemeni army before the Houthi militia took over.
The coalition also targeted the Al-Dailami air base, Al-Siyana military compound, and the Al-Nahdain mountain
A coalition aircraft also launched two rockets toward the Al-Hasba area north of the Yemeni capital.

Spokesperson of the coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that the targeting operation came after the intelligence was collected on Houthi activity and surveying their movement. The intelligence gathered helped to identify the network of the Houthis and their operational infrastructure, Al-Maliki explained.

The intelligence gathered helped destroy manufacturing workshops and spare parts, installation workshops and booby-traps, inspection facilities and the preparation of launchers platforms as well as training facilities for terrorist operations.