Airstrikes Kill Over 90 Houthis in Yemen’s Maarib

Coalition reports eight military pieces destroyed

The Saudi-led coalition reported Friday that airstrikes launched in 13 operations have killed over 90 Houthis. The strikes were, as usual, in contested Maarib Province.

The statement claims eight pieces of military equipment were destroyed in the attacks. They are vague on that point, but this usually refers to random destroyed vehicles that they’ve decided has some military use.

The Houthis have surrounded Maarib City, though there has as of yet been no siege. Despite this, forces continue to mass in the area, and the Saudis continue to launch airstrikes at them.

Huge death tolls have continued apace, but that doesn’t mean the Houthis are being chased off. At the same time, the Saudis don’t appear to have anything to use in this fight but airstrikes.

Author: Jason Ditz

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