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28 May, Thursday


Saudi-led coalition conducted more than 20 air strikes on targets in Yemen

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 21 air strikes in selected areas of the Yemeni provinces were carried out by the forces of the coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia, EDNews reports citing Bulgarian Military News.

A source in the Hussite military circles said that the coalition’s military plane launched 21 air strikes on parts of Al-Jawf, Marib and Nyim.

According to the source, the plane attacked the Servah areas in the province of Marib, the Habwah Al-Shaaf in Al-Jawf and the Nim district east of the capital of Sana’a Yemen.

It is reported that the attacks caused significant material damage to property and farmers of civilians.

In 2014, the Hussites, Shiite-born northern Yemen, carried out a coup and seized power in the northern provinces of the country, including the capital, the city of Sana’a. In turn, the internationally recognized government and President Mansour Hadi moved their residences to the city of Aden, located on the southern coast of Yemen.

In connection with the further military successes of the Hussites and their active promotion to the south of the country, in 2015, Saudi Arabia led the coalition of Arab countries and launched the ground-based military operation “Tempest of Determination” in support of the official government.

The reason for such great concern for Saudi Arabia was the threat that the Hussites would reach the coast of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, the most important sea transport corridor through which Saudi oil tankers pass.

In addition, it is worth noting that other forces are taking part in the Yemeni conflict. Among the largest forces is the UAE-supported Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is in an ambiguous relationship with official Yemen and is committed to the independence of southern Yemen.

Also in Yemen, there is a large terrorist organization, al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula, which controls large areas of central Yemen.

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