Coalition continues to support Hajoor tribes to cut Houthis’ supply lines, spokesperson says
Arab coalition to support the legitimate Yemeni government continues to support the Hajoor tribes in humanitarian and military terms to cut the supply lines of the Houthi militia, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Monday.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Al-Maliki confirmed that the coalition have carried out landing operations to support the Hajjor tribes in their battle against the Houthis.
Al-Maliki said that the coalition targeted an air defense system set up by the Houthi militia at Sana’a 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 Serwah, 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 Sa’ada 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.