|25 January, 2018

Arab Coalition seize Houthi facilities on Yemeni coast

Operations found storage facilities containing rockets and missiles belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Houthi militant holds a mock missile during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 10, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Houthi militant holds a mock missile during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 10, 2015.

REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
RED SEA COAST, Yemen: The Arab Coalition Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen today announced that its forces have carried out mopping-up operations in support of the Yemeni army as it advances along the country’s Red Sea (west) coastline.

The operations found storage facilities containing rockets and missiles belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, as well as warehouses containing large quantities of mines, radio equipment and improvised explosive devices, IEDs. These have been disabled by UAE Armed Forces engineers. The equipment was used by the Houthis to carry out terrorist activities in Yemeni territory.

The Coalition Forces seized control of the warehouses after members of the militias fled the area, while the forces of the legitimate government have made significant progress in their successful advance along the coast.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2018.

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