ADEN, Yemen - Air defences of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi rebels, at the Red Sea coastal city of Hodeidah, a Yemeni government official said.
The Houthi rebels targeted government-controlled areas in Durayhmi of Hodeidah province, but the Saudi-led air defences aborted the missile attack successfully, the government source said.
"The Saudi-led coalition protected the thousands of citizens living in government-controlled areas and destroyed the two missiles over the city's airspace," the government source said.
Media outlets affiliated with the United Arab Emirates, which is leading the anti-Houthi offensive in Hodeidah, reported that, a drone loaded with explosives was destroyed on its way towards the city.
No casualties were reported as a result of the two coordinated Houthi attacks.
Earlier in the day, sources of the pro-government Giants Brigades confirmed that, the Houthi fighters launched an all-out attack against key military positions belonging to the Saudi-led coalition forces in Hodeidah.
The Houthis lost scores of its fighters during the attack, that was repulsed by the Saudi-led coalition forces.
The Yemeni government is seeking to expel the Houthi rebels out of the strategic city of Hodeidah in recent days, despite warnings by international humanitarian agencies.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK