RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Tuesday that it had carried out airstrikes in Yemen’s capital.
The coalition cautioned civilians in Sanaa from approaching or gathering near the targeted locations in the Dhahban neighborhood of the city.
The strikes hit sites storing ballistic missiles, said the coalition, accusing the Iran-backed Houthi militia of endangering Yemeni civilians by using them as human shields.
Residents told Reuters the strikes targeted two military sites.
Meanwhile, the coalition said later on Tuesday the Houthis have escalated their hostile behavior by randomly deploying 11 naval mines.
The coalition added that it had destroyed “231 sea mines that threatened commercial ships and large oil tankers.”
It also said that it’s “maritime efforts have contributed to the freedom of navigation and global trade.”
The coalition said on Monday that the Houthi militia in Yemen have turned Sanaa airport into a military base for experiments and cross-border attacks.
Saudi Arabia is targeted by the militia nearly daily using explosive drones, which are often easily destroyed by the Kingdom’s air defenses.
Houthi attempts to target civilians has been labeled as war crimes by the Kingdom.
The Arab coalition has been supporting the internationally recognized Yemeni government regain full control of the country after the Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.