The UAE has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attempts of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in a systematic and deliberate manner in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through two booby-trapped aircraft that were intercepted by the Arab coalition forces to support legitimacy.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the UAE affirmed that the continuation of these terrorist attacks by the Houthi group reflects its blatant challenge to the international community and its disregard for all international laws and norms.
The Ministry urged the international community to take an immediate and decisive stance to stop these repeated actions targeting vital and civilian installations, the Kingdom’s security, energy supplies and global economic stability, stressing that the recent continuation of these attacks is a dangerous escalation, and new evidence of these militias’ endeavor to undermine security and stability in Region.
The Ministry renewed the UAE’s full solidarity with the Kingdom regarding these terrorist attacks, standing in one line with it against every threat to its security and stability, and supporting it in all measures it takes to preserve its security and the safety of its citizens and residents on its territory.
The statement emphasized that the security of the United Arab Emirates and the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are indivisible, and that any threat or danger facing the Kingdom is considered by the state as a threat to its security and stability system.
The spokesman for the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, announced that the coalition was able to intercept and destroy two booby-trapped aircraft launched by the Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia. He added that the coalition will take the necessary operational measures to protect civilians, in accordance with international humanitarian law, noting that one of the two planes was intercepted in Yemeni airspace and the other before attempting to target civilians in Jizan.
In addition, Colonel Hamid Al-Khulaidi, the commander of the Yemeni army’s Qabana front, confirmed that the army and the resistance forces managed to control the Houthi supply road between the Qahban and Hamir fronts in the Maqabneh district, west of Taiz, after the two fronts joined together at dawn yesterday in the village of Al-Nashifa after battles against the Houthi militia.
Al-Khulaidi pointed out that the Houthi militia suffered great losses among its members during the past two days on the Maqbana fronts, pointing out that the Houthi’s leader of the Muqabneh front, called “Abdul Hakim al-Ashmali”, was killed a few days ago and his funeral was carried out by the militia.
In Marib, the battles between the Yemeni army forces and the tribes on the one hand, and the Houthi militia on the other side, in the west of the governorate, expanded to include the areas of “Dashn Al-Hakhin, Hama Al-Hamra”, the outskirts of Nakhla, As-Suwayda and Hama Al-Sayd.
Field sources confirmed that the Yemeni army forces and the tribes supported by the joint forces and the Arab coalition have managed to break Houthi attacks in “Al-Sayb, and large areas near Jabal Al-Akhshar, Nakhla Valley and the North Valley,” and inflicted heavy losses on them, noting that the militias have paid during the past two days great reinforcements to Fronts of Ma’rib.
The sources stated that the battles between the two sides extended to the Raghwan district, adjacent to the Kassara front, and that the coalition fighters were able to inflict heavy losses on the militias after targeting reinforcements coming from Sana’a to the west of Ma’rib, leaving dozens of dead and wounded among the militia members.
The militias launched large-scale attacks on western Marib, using all their capabilities, including ballistic missiles and drones. Yesterday, they bombed a residential neighborhood in the city of Marib with ballistic missiles, killing and wounding six civilians.
In Sanaa, the militias carried out many of their dead, among them leaders, including “Ismail Abdul-Hakim Hashem Al-Zahir, Taha Al-Madani, Haidar Al-Moayad, and Riyad Mutahar Al-Sultan.”
In Al-Bayda, the local resistance in Al-Hamikan in Al-Zahir District managed to inflict heavy losses on the militias, after launching a surprise attack on militia sites in the areas of Al-Habaj and Jardi, according to a local source who confirmed that the resistance seized a large amount of weapons.
On the Tharah front between the Al-Bayda and Abyan governorates, the joint and southern forces were able to target the movements of groups belonging to the Houthi militia, and bombed Houthi sites in “Al-Jarf and Al-Sabyat” and destroyed weapons that were in those locations.
In Saada, the Yemeni army’s artillery demolished Houthi positions in the center of the Baqim district after launching an attack with rockets and heavy artillery, causing direct casualties, and a field source confirmed that the attack came in response to Houthi movements in the vicinity of the directorate.
In Hodeidah, on the western coast of Yemen, 18 civilians, including five children and four women, were killed and wounded by Houthi militia fire, most of them in the district of Hays, this month, according to the Media Center of the Giants Brigades.
The joint forces were able to break the advance of the Houthi militia southeast of the city of Hays, south of Hodeidah, while the forces fought confrontations with Houthi elements that tried to penetrate the front lines using various types of medium and heavy weapons.
The militias brutally bombed the center of the city of Hais with 120 caliber heavy mortar shells, while the Houthi attack towards the airport sector, east of Hodeidah, was thwarted, and the joint forces exchanged shelling with the Houthis in the Al-Faza area in the Al-Tuhayat district.
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