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Arab coalition continues to target Houthis in Abdiya


Tue, 2021-10-12 16:18

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Tuesday it carried out 43 operations targeting Houthi mechanisms and elements in Abdiya, south of Marib in Yemen, during the past 24 hours, Saudi state TV reported.

“We targeted nine military vehicles belonging to the Houthi militia in Abdiya, and their casualties included 134 members,” the coalition said.

It also said that the Iranian-backed Houthi militia is preventing entry for relief organizations and aid to the besieged people in Abdiya.

On Monday, the coalition said it had carried out 33 operations targeting Houthi elements in the area in the previous 24 hours. 

The coalition later issued another statement saying it supported the Yemeni National Army and the tribesmen in lifting the siege on civilians in Abdiya.

It also said that the international community and humanitarian organizations must also bear the responsibility of lifting the siege.

A grab from an AFPTV video shows smoke billowing while Yemeni pro-government fighters fire at positions of the Iran-backed Houthi militia in the strategic city of Marib. (File/AFP)
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