Large-scale air strikes of Saudi-led coalition fighter jets were carried out in Yemen
RIYADH, (BM) – 11 air strikes in the Yemeni province of Marib hit the aircraft of the coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Saba News Agency.
A source in the military circles of the Hussite rebels reported that coalition aircraft attacked the Sarwah region, causing damage to public and private property.
Information about the victims during the airstrike is not reported.
Note that the Sarvah region is located in the western part of the province of Marib and is partially controlled by Hussite rebels. 60 kilometers west of the district is the capital of Yemen, Sana’a, which is also under the control of the Hussites.
The conflict between Saudi Arabia – Yemen Hussites
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.
This happened also because Hussites are protected by Iran – an enemy of the Sunni countries of the Islamic world and, above all, Saudi Arabia.
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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