According to Reuters, as part of its campaign to defeat the Houthis and restore Hadi’s control, Saudi-led naval forces have imposed a near-blockade in the waters near Yemen, to prevent weapons from reaching the rebels.
Two suicide bombers are said to have blown themselves up during prayers at Houthi-run Balili mosque in Sanaa during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, witnesses said. A Houthi website gave a death toll of at least 10, while Arab media said it was at least 25.
The description of the ship’s seizure conflicted in a few instances with an earlier account provided by a separate Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Shiite rebels, which claimed in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency that it had foiled the...
Saudi Arabia says the Houthis, Shiites from north Yemen, are puppets of Iran and must be defeated to stop the Islamic Republic from gaining a foothold in the Arabian Peninsula, though Western diplomats have questioned the level of Iranian involvement.
“The coalition knows its responsibility and will always acknowledge a mistake if we make it. Take into consideration the chaotic situation in Yemen, with several armed elements and forces active around the country”.
Last week, Yemeni Prime Minster Khaled Bahah and several Cabinet members from the internationally recognized government arrived in Aden and announced they were restarting government operations in the country.
“With the president’s return, the most important goal of the Decisive Storm operation was achieved”, said Sharmy, referring to the military campaign launched by the Sunni Muslim coalition against the rebels known as Houthis, who they see as proxies for...