ADEN, Yemen, Warplanes of the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched 12 airstrikes against positions of the Houthi group in Yemen's northern province of Saada on Sunday, a military official said.

The military source of Yemen's government forces said, the Saudi-led coalition intensified airstrikes against the main strongholds of the Houthis, particularly in Saada.

He said that eight airstrikes targeted Maran area, that's located to the southwestern part of Saada, causing an unknown number of casualties.

Four other Saudi-led airstrikes struck a different area held by the Houthis in Saada's southwestern part.

The airstrikes coincided with intense armed confrontations that were raging between Yemen's government forces and Houthi fighters in Saada.

On Saturday, a Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Shaybah Oil Field caused a minor fire in a gas plant, according to the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the drone attack, on the same day.

Source: NAM News Network

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