RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Monday it had launched 338 specific attacks on Houthi targets to protect civilians in Abdiya, Yemen, since the militias' siege of the district.
The coalition said in a statement that it had carried out 33 operations targeting Houthi elements in Abdiya over the past 24 hours, adding that the Houthi militia is depriving 8,000 students of education in southern Marib.
It also said the operations has included the destruction of eight military vehicles, and had casued 156 Houthi casualties.
The statement also affirmed the coalition's commitment to supporting the Yemeni army and protecting Yemeni citizens from the Houthi oppression.
The coalition later issued another statement saying it also supports the Yemeni National Army and the tribesmen in lifting the siege on civilians in Abdiya, state TV reported.
“The humanitarian situation in Abdiya is tragic and we are looking at all humanitarian and operational options,” the coalition added.
It also said that the international community and humanitarian organizations must also bear the responsibility of lifting the siege.