Arab Coalition: Houthi militias violate the Sweden deal more than 1,400 times
The Arab Coalition said on Monday during a weekly press conference in Riyadh that the Saudi Arabia has contributed more than $13 bln in support of Yemen since 2014,adding that the coalition is continuing its relief operations to support the Yemeni people.
Spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki confirmed that the coalition is working with the United Nations and international agencies to support the Yemenis, stressing that the coalition’s efforts continue against both al-Qaeda and the Houthi rebels.
According to al-Maliki, Houthi militants have violated the Sweden deal more than 1,400 times, while also deploying tanks and military mechanisms near schools and residential neighborhoods.
The coalition spokesman also said that the qualitative military operations continue in Hadhramaut and other areas of Yemen.
Pictures and videos of the Iranian-made weapons and drugs confiscated from the Houthi rebels were also previewed during the press conference, as well as confiscated weapons that belonged to al-Qaeda.
Other videos and pictures previewing the coalition’s targeting of Houthi militias’ sites and machinery were also shown
The coalition is actively seeking to eliminate and reduce the Houthis’ capabilities, while the Houthi rebels continue to use Yemeni civilians as human shields, al-Maliki said.
He also denied reports on the arrival of US weapons to the Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda in Yemen.
The spokesman confirmed that the coalition monitored the locations of the Houthi militias before attacking them with Apache helicopters. A video was shown documenting the accuracy in targeting the sites without harming civilians.
The Houthi rebels have lost about 1,000 fighters during the past two weeks, he added.