Riyadh, The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen carried out an operation in Sanaa targeting Iranian-backed Houthi leadership, the Spokesperson for the Coalition, Col. Turki Al Malki, said.
"Today, the Coalition targeted the Presidential palace in Sanaa," he said. "Our intelligence has confirmed information that first and second tier leadership of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia was targeted. Our air strikes were carried out in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law and targeting principles of the Law of Armed Conflict."
The spokesperson also reported that a high-ranking Saudi military delegation visited the island of Socotra, met the Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr and members of the local government, and agreed to implement a joint, comprehensive mechanism of cooperation, the Riyadh-based Centre for International Communication (CIC) reported.
In response to reports about a Qatari individual detained in Yemen, Al Malki clarified that the person in question is a Yemeni citizen, disregarding any other citizenships he might have, was apprehended in Yemeni territory and is therefore subject to Yemeni law.
Addressing media and military attaches, the spokesperson also gave an update on the latest military advances, including liberating territory in the Sadaa governorate and successful de-mining operations in the Red Sea.
Speaking of the military advances, Al Malki said: "The sound of artillery over the Houthi camps on the outskirts of Sadaa signals the time for the Yemeni people to welcome the National Army."
Source: Bahrain News Agency