Saudi Arabia Targets Secret Iranian and Hezbollah Sites in Yemen

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has launched an extensive operation against military targets in Yemen, Saudi media reported.

The kingdom’s campaign began after intercepting and destroying a drone that was attempting to attack Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The coalition has taken “swift action to address the sources of hostile cross-border attacks,” the report said.

The coalition later said it had fired at military targets in the Yemeni provinces of Sana’a, Damar, Saada, and al-Jawf in response to threats from ballistic and unmanned aerial vehicles.

According to sources, the military managed to destroy warehouses for ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as communications systems.

The coalition added that the targets were “secret sites” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Lebanese Hezbollah, which it accuses of involvement in hostile attacks on the kingdom.

A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the war in Yemen in March 2015 after Iranian-aligned Houthis ousted the government from the country’s capital, Sana’a.

According to Riyadh, aside from Iran, Hezbollah is also arming, supplying, and training the Houthis rebels.

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