VIDEO: Saudi coalition strikes Houthi rebels’ arms depot in Sanaa
22 Mar 2021 12 02
A videograb shows an arms depot in the mountains of Sanaa.
Gulf Today Report
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it had launched air strikes in support of pro-government forces battling a quickening Houthi rebel advance on the northern city of Sanaa.
The coalition published footage of the operation destroying an unmanned aircraft depot inside a cave in Sanaa Governorate, and the destruction of a storage site for air defence missiles in Sanaa.
The collation also struck Houthi rebel advance on the northern city of Marib.
The move came after a drone strike sparked a fire at a Riyadh oil refinery on Friday, in an attack claimed by the Houthis.
The official Saudi Press Agency published footage of air strikes launched by the coalition, saying the campaign was designed to "thwart the Houthi militia's attempt to advance towards Marib in Al-Kasrah".
Al-Kasrah is one of the lines of defence to the northwest of the city, which is the government's last remaining stronghold in the north and the capital of an oil-rich region.
The coalition, which entered the Yemen conflict in 2015 to defend the beleaguered government, said it had succeeded in destroying Houthi military equipment, including tanks, and inflicting "heavy losses."