24 COALITION AIR STRIKES HIT YEMEN’S HOUTHI REBELS IN RED SEA COAST: OFFICIAL

Saudi-led coalition war planes, conducted at least 24 air strikes on sites and military camps controlled by Yemeni Houthi rebel fighters, along the Red Sea coast, west of Yemen, on Monday, a security official said.

The air strikes targeted Houthi fighters in several sites and military camps in the provinces of Hodeida and Taiz, said the official, on condition of anonymity.

There were no reports of casualties.

The ongoing air campaign, aimed to dislodge Houthi rebels away from the Red Sea coastal strip, and narrow Bab al-Mandab maritime passage, which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.

Houthis have repeatedly targeted coalition war ships on the Red Sea.

Saudi-led coalition have mobilised forces and fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, off Red Sea port cities of neighbouring Hodeidah and Mokha, in a bid to set siege on the capital Sanaa, the second stronghold of Houthis and their loyalists of former president.

Houthi fighters, who seized control of north Yemen, have also been fighting Saudi Arabia on the border, since the Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in Mar, 2015, via an air and ground campaign.

The coalition campaign is attempting to restore power to expelled President Hadi. More than 10,000 Yemenis have been killed, with over three million displaced.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK