According to official information from Sana’a, the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia reported on Monday that over the past 24 hours its forces launched 33 airstrikes on Houthi positions in the province of Marib in central Yemen.
As a result, eight military vehicles were destroyed, and 156 Houthis rebels were eliminated, Saudi media informed.
According to the coalition, the airstrikes were mainly carried out in the Al-Abdiyya area of the specified province, which is under siege by the Houthis. Fighting continues between Yemeni government troops and rebels in the area.
Over the past 48 hours, the coalition has launched 60 airstrikes against Houthi military targets in Marib province, the Houthi-controlled El-Masira television reported. However, the TV channel did not specify the number of those killed and wounded.
The province of Marib is Yemen’s main oil production site, and the province is also home to the headquarters of the international coalition.
In recent months, the region has witnessed violent exchanges of fire between Yemeni government troops and the Houthis. As a result, more than a thousand people died, tens of thousands were left homeless.
In September 2014, the Houthis seized Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, and then the southern regions of the country. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies launched Operation Storm of Determination against the Houthis.
In December 2018, through UN mediation, the Yemeni government and the Houthis reached consensus on issues such as the ceasefire and the exchange of prisoners of war. However, the parties soon began to accuse each other of violating the ceasefire agreement.