Coalition Air Strikes Hit Seven Houthi Targets in Sanaa

Sunday, 20 January, 2019 - 11:45
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat

A Saudi-led coalition launched several air strikes hitting 7 Houthi targets in Yemen’s Al Houthi-held capital Sanaa.

In a statement released this morning, Colonel Turki Al Malki, the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, said that the operation followed “precise intelligence conducted over a long period of time”, which included monitoring and surveilling Al Houthi militia activities and their movements in order to learn about the system’s components, its infrastructure and operational and logistical connection, as well as its communication system and the whereabouts of foreign experts.

He indicated that the destroyed targets include UAV storage facilities, workshops used for manufacturing and storage of spare parts, and others for installation and bomb-equipping, as well as locations utilised for testing and launch-pad preparation, and terrorist-activity training facilities.

Al Malki affirmed that the targeting operation adheres to the Customary International Humanitarian Law, and that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition have undertaken all preventative action and necessary measures to protect civilians and avoid collateral damage.

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