The spokesman for the “coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen” forces, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, announced that the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces managed, yesterday, to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia towards the city of Najran, attempting to target civilians and civilian objects in a systematic manner. And intentional.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni army forces and the tribes supported by the joint forces and the coalition continued their military operations on the fronts in the west and south of Ma’rib, and west of Taiz, while the militias continued to escalate their escalation on the fronts of the western coast.
In detail, the spokesman for the coalition forces stated that the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces managed, yesterday, to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia towards the city of “Najran”.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Brigadier General Al-Maliki as saying that the Houthi militia tried to target one of the civilian objects protected under international law, and this confirms the harms of the Houthi militia by repeatedly violating international humanitarian law and its customary rules.
Brigadier General Al-Maliki stressed that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition takes and implements all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian objects, in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.
Al-Maliki said earlier that the attempt of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to attack the petroleum products distribution station in Jizan, Thursday evening, is a cowardly sabotage attack that does not target the Kingdom and its specific economic facilities, but rather targets the nerve center of the global economy, the security of petroleum exports and the stability of oil supplies, as well as Freedom of maritime navigation and international trade. The terrorist militia’s tampering with considerations of the environmental and economic impacts as a result of this sabotage act is evident.
He added that the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces and the Saudi Royal Air Force were able to intercept and destroy eight drones (booby traps) launched by the Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the Kingdom, in flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and its customary rules.
Brigadier General Al-Maliki stated that the Houthi militia launched three ballistic missiles towards the Kingdom, one of which fell after it was launched from Sana’a in Al-Jawf Governorate, and two ballistic missiles landed in two uninhabited border areas.
He indicated that these attacks came to confirm the Houthi terrorist militia’s rejection of all political efforts to end the Yemeni crisis, especially after announcing the Kingdom’s initiative to end the crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution, as well as proving the continuation of the Iranian guardianship over the political and military decision of the militias in order to achieve its subversive agenda to spread chaos and undermine regional and international security. .
He stressed that the Ministry of Defense will take the necessary and deterrent measures to protect its national capabilities and acquisitions in order to preserve global energy security and stop such attacks to ensure the stability of energy supplies, the security of petroleum exports, global trade, and the protection of civilians and civilian objects.
The escalation of the Houthi militia towards the Kingdom coincides with the Kingdom’s launch of the peace initiative last Monday.
On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced an initiative to solve the Yemeni crisis, including a unilateral ceasefire, expressing hope for the Houthi response, before their leader, Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, appeared in a televised speech, Thursday, announcing his rejection of the Saudi initiative.
On the same level, a drone bomb launched by the Houthi militia fell in a mountainous area in the Arhab district, north of the capital, Sanaa, minutes after it was launched towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, causing the burning of agricultural property belonging to the people of the Bani Maimoun area.
In Ma’rib, battles continued on the western and southern fronts of the governorate, during which the army, tribes and joint forces managed to repel a large-scale attack launched by the militias towards the Al-Mashjah Front in Serwah, and inflicted heavy losses on them.
While the coalition fighters managed to destroy reinforcements that were on their way to the Al-Mashjah front, leaving dead and wounded among the Houthis, while the army artillery targeted Houthi combat vehicles in the vicinity of the Kassara front, west of Ma’rib, that was trying to advance towards the liberated areas at the Hilan and Melbouda junction.
Field sources stated that the militias suffered great losses among their elements, including prominent field leaders, including “Colonel Muhammad Al-Harazi, Colonel Muhammad Al-Shaqaqi, Colonel Fahd Al-Rabiei, and Colonel Muhammad Suleiman,” while 48 bodies of Houthi elements were confiscated in Sha`ab and the desert of the Kassara area.
In the south of Ma’rib, the army and tribes forces managed to thwart an attack by the Houthi militia in the Jabal Murad front and the areas adjacent to the district of Rahba, and inflicted heavy losses on it.
For his part, the Yemeni army chief of staff, commander of joint operations, Lt. Gen. Saghir bin Aziz, confirmed the battle to get rid of militias, the battle for all Yemenis, to achieve security and stability for Yemen and the region.
In Hajjah, battles continued between the two sides on the Abs front, after reinforcements of the Houthi militia arrived in the directorate with the aim of regaining the sites that they lost days ago in the district, as a Houthi attack was broken on the outskirts of the village of Bani Hassan and inflicted heavy losses on them.
In Taiz, the army and local resistance forces thwarted an attack by the Houthis in Jabal Al-Oudin and the Mills in the Maqabneh front, west of the governorate, and managed to capture Houthi elements and Houthis, who were deceived by the people of the region.
In the north of Lahj, the joint and southern forces managed to liberate the “Tabab al-Karb”, which overlooks the strategic Jabal Jalis in the Al-Qobaytah front, which is administratively affiliated to Lahj governorate, after battles with the Houthis that left dead and wounded on both sides.
In Hodeidah, the commander of the Giants Brigades, Brigadier General Abu Zaraa Al-Mahrami, blessed the National Resistance to declare its political office, praising the speech of Brigadier General Tariq Muhammad Abdullah Saleh, which he delivered at the publicity ceremony in the city of Mokha on the West Coast.
Brigadier General Al-Mahrami said in a statement published by the Media Center of the Giants Forces: “A successful word and a balanced speech made by the Leader of the National Resistance, Brigadier General Tariq Saleh, during the announcement of the Political Bureau,” noting that he “carries a clear vision of goals, the most important of which is the continuation of the resistance to Houthi on the fronts of honor.”
On the ground, the joint forces managed to put out Houthi fire sources and inflicted heavy losses on them in the eastern Al-Jabaliya region in the Al-Tuhayat district, where the creation of sites, tunnels and trenches, and the building of fortifications near the contact lines along the Zabid line were thwarted.
The militias continued their violations of the UN truce on the western coast and bombed civilian areas and farms in At-Tuhayat, Hais and Al-Durayhimi, using heavy mortar shells of 120 caliber and their heavy weapons towards civilian homes, and targeted them with shells and terrified residents.
Griffiths visits the Sultanate of Oman in an effort to cease fire in Yemen
The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived yesterday in the Sultanate of Oman, as part of his efforts to reach a ceasefire in Yemen.
The UN envoy’s office said on his account on the social networking site “Twitter”: “Griffiths is on a visit to the Sultanate of Oman to continue his mediation efforts in order to reach a ceasefire in Yemen.”
Griffiths confirmed his continued efforts to open Sanaa airport, allow fuel and other goods to enter Yemen through Hodeidah ports, and resume the political process. This visit comes days after Riyadh announced an initiative for a ceasefire in Yemen. Sana’a ■ d. A
Military operations of the Yemeni army and the tribes supported by the joint forces on the fronts in the west and south of Ma’rib and west of Taiz.
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