The coalition in Yemen launches an air campaign on Sanaa … and the Houthis announce the shooting down of a Saudi spy plane


Atlanta, USA (CNN) – The Houthi group in Yemen announced, on Sunday, that it had shot down a Saudi Air Force reconnaissance drone, Sunday, according to Houthi forces.

Yahya Saree, a spokesman for the Houthi forces, wrote in a tweet on Twitter: “With the grace of God, the air defenses were able to shoot down a Turkish-made Karail fighter plane belonging to the Saudi Air Force while it was carrying out hostile missions in the airspace of the Al-Marazeeq area in Al-Jawf governorate this afternoon. The targeting operation was carried out with a suitable missile, which has not been disclosed yet. ”

Earlier on Sunday, the Saudi-led military coalition announced a new air campaign on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthis.

The coalition said, “The military operation targets the Houthi capabilities in the occupied capital, Sanaa, and a number of provinces. The terrorist leaderships” involved in this will be held accountable, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV channel reported that Sanaa had been attacked several times by the Saudi-led coalition. The channel added that the Al-Nahda neighborhood in Sanaa was subjected to five air strikes, and the Atan area, with two strikes.

Al-Masirah indicated that 14 air strikes took place yesterday on Sarwah district, 4 air strikes on Madghal and Al Mahalia districts in Ma’rib governorate, and two air strikes on Al Zahir district in Saada governorate.

The Saudi-led coalition said it intercepted and destroyed 10 explosives-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi group, according to a Saudi TV report on Sunday.

The report quoted the Saudi-led coalition, that several drones were launched in the direction of the kingdom.

The Saudi TV, quoting the coalition statement, said that the drones “attempted to target civilians in a deliberate and systematic manner,” without providing further details.

Houthi Deputy Foreign Minister, Hussein Al-Ezzi, told CNN last Wednesday that the Houthi rebels in Yemen had taken control of 10 out of 14 districts in the northern strategic city of Marib. Despite this, the main downtown area of ​​Marib remains under the control of the Saudi-backed government.

The battle for Ma’rib, the last major stronghold in the north for the internationally recognized government, is pivotal for the warring parties in the Yemeni conflict.


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