Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition launched a series of airstrikes against Houthi rebels positions in the eastern area of Yemen’s capital on Thursday, according to the coalition’s official spokesman.
A statement issued by the Official Spokesperson of the Coalition Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Malki, said, “Coalition Air Force conducted today a military operation against legitimate military targets in the capital Sana in response to the threats; neutralizing imminent attacks against the Kingdom.”
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The Joint Forces Coalition (airstrikes) has exercised restraint against the brutal attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militia during the past many months.
These gross violations of the International convention by the Houthi militia are an existential threat to international peace and security.
“Civilians and civilian objects are a thin red line that can not be crossed,” Gen. Al-Malki said.
He added that the military operation was carried out in line with the conventions of International Humanitarian Law. And took preventative measures to spare civilians any collateral damage.
“Should the Houthi militia continue to persist in their gross violations of targeting civilians and civilian objects and infrastructures. They must prepare for what is wider and more extensive following the International humanitarian law,” the coalition warned.