Pro-Houthi forces claim ‘largest operation’ against Saudi Arabia 

Houthi-aligned forces in Yemen claimed responsibility yesterday for the missile strikes in Saudi Arabia that a spokesman described as the “largest military operation” ever undertaken in response to the escalation by the “aggression coalition”. Brigadier General Yahya Saree made his comments following Saturday’s ballistic missile attacks on the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jizan.

Reuters cited Saudi state media as reporting that two missiles were intercepted by air defence systems, resulting in “debris scattering on some residential areas”. However, that claim by Saudi military spokesman Turki Al-Malki contradicts statements made by Saree, who said that Sammad-3 drones and Zulfiqar short-range ballistic missiles struck designated targets in the Saudi capital.

As of today, there have been reports that the Saudi-led coalition has carried out air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa, which has been under control of Houthi forces since 2014.

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