Officials are reporting that Saudi airstrikes against a Houthi convoy in the central Maarib Province killed at least 34 fighters, and destroyed three military vehicles which were attempting to transport them to the front line.
Maarib is a long-contested territory, one of several routes through which the Saudis tried to advance on the capital. As with other attempts the fighting has stalemated, and the situation is unresolved.
Houthis reported the death toll to the press. The Houthi-run media also confirmed the strike, but did not provide details on the death toll. The Saudis have not reported directly on the matter.
Also unclear is if there were any civilian deaths, though airstrikes on a highway hitting multiple vehicles suggests some other incidental vehicles might well have been in the line of fire.
This is the deadliest strike in Yemen since early September, when the Saudis attacked a prison and killed massive numbers of prisoners.
2 thoughts on “Saudi Airstrikes Kill 34 Houthis in Central Yemen”
Saudi savages doing what they do best. Surely the Houthi’s must know at this point that only acting against the immediate un-royal family would make the Saudi’s reconsider their war of aggression. Maybe I’m wrong and the Houthi’s are making the best tactical moves given the circumstances…🤷🏽♂️
In other news…
Jan 23 – AlJazeerah
“Blast heard in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia intercepts ‘hostile target’ . . .Saudi Arabia’s airport delays flights after the kingdom intercepts apparent missile or drone attack over its capital.”
Jan 24 – US State Dept
“The United States strongly condemns the latest attack on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We are gathering more information, but it appears to have been an attempt to target civilians. Such attacks contravene international law and undermine all efforts to promote peace and stability. As we work to de-escalate tensions in the region through principled diplomacy, including by bringing an end to the war in Yemen, we will also help our partner Saudi Arabia defend against attacks on its territory and hold those who attempt to undermine stability to account.”
…Which is kinda weird since the US has been a major killer of civilians in the Middle East. . .also millions injured and displaced. . .and the US is “bringing an end to the war in Yemen” by selling bombs to Saudi Arabia?
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