Houthis target Yemeni civilians in Kushar district: Arab coalition

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki holds a press conference at the King Salman airbase in Riyadh. (File photo/AFP)
Updated 04 March 2019

Houthis target Yemeni civilians in Kushar district: Arab coalition

JEDDAH: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia have targeted Yemeni civilians in Kushar district, the Arab coalition to support the legitimate Yemeni government said on Monday.

“We are working to support the tribes in humanitarian and military terms to cut the supply lines of the Houthi militia,” said spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki.

Al-Maliki presented a video of landing operations to support the Hajjor tribes in their battle against the Houthis and displayed pictures targeting the militia’s missile sites.

Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Al-Maliki said that the coalition targeted an air defense system set up by the Houthi militia at Sanaa airport.

He also said that the Houthi militia “continue to block access and distribution of relief aid to Yemenis,” despite the permits issued to ships and relief organizations by the coalition, and their “missile systems are endangering air navigation.”

Meanwhile, he said the Yemeni National Army continues to launch offensive operations in Hajjah and clashes are ongoing between the army and the Houthis in Sarawah, adding army has also dropped a number of aircraft that Iran supplies to the Houthis.

Al-Maliki said that the Houthis continue to violate the Sweden agreement and disrupt the redeployment clause in Hodeidah.

He said the Houthi militia also store ballistic missiles in Saada and Amran and showed video of the militia turning schools into military platforms, as well as coalition forces targeting and destroying Houthi sites during raids.

“The total number of ballistic missiles launched by the Houthis toward Saudi Arabian territory has so far reached 219 rockets,” he also said.

The Arab coalition fighting to support the legitimate Yemeni government renews its commitment to the security of Yemeni civilians in its operations against the Iran-backed Houthi militia.


King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Updated 17 October 2019

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment.

He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him.