HOUTHI MISSILE INTERCEPTED BY UAE FORCES IN WESTERN YEMEN

ADEN, Yemen, The United Arab Emirates' (UAE)'s forces in Yemen, intercepted on Monday evening, a ballistic missile, launched by the Houthi rebels towards government-controlled areas in Mocha.

The Patriot missile system of the UAE, intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile, fired towards bases of the government forces, in the Red Sea port city of Mocha, causing no casualties, the local military official said.

The UAE's forces aborted several Houthi attacks with short-range ballistic missiles, against government-controlled areas in the western coast areas of the country, during the past weeks. Meanwhile, fighter jets of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, launched air strikes and destroyed heavy armoured vehicles, including tanks, in a number of Houthi-held areas of Hodeidah.

The UAE-backed Yemeni troops continued to make progress against the Houthis and regained control of more areas near the historic city of Zabid in Hodeidah, following the collapse in ranks of the Houthis, local military sources said. Other Yemeni forces, specialised in anti-bomb, launched operations to sweep areas that had been captured from the Houthis and removed hundreds of landmines, according to the sources.

The UAE's armed forces lead the ongoing anti-Houthi military campaign, to capture the strategic port city of Hodeidah and actively provides logistics assistance, to support forces loyal to the government.

Additional units of the UAE-backed Yemeni forces left Aden two days ago, and headed to join the ongoing armed confrontations against Houthi rebels in Hodeidah province.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK