Yemen… The coalition announces the destruction of weapons depots in Sana’a, and the government demands Lebanon to announce its position on Hezbollah’s support for the Houthis
The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen announced on Sunday evening that it had destroyed weapons depots in Sanaa, while Yemeni Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani called on the government of Lebanon to announce its position after reports of the Lebanese Hezbollah’s involvement in Houthi operations in Yemen.
“We destroyed weapons depots in the air defense school camp in Sana’a, and we will destroy any activity for moving and moving weapons,” the coalition said in a statement.
“We have taken precautionary measures to spare civilians and civilian objects from collateral damage,” he added.
Earlier yesterday, the coalition said that it monitored the transfer of weapons, announcing the start of air strikes in response to the threat to prevent their transfer and destruction, and called on civilians “not to gather or approach the Air Defense School in Sana’a.”
The coalition considered that its attacks comply with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.
On the other hand, Al-Masirah channel, affiliated with the Houthis, stated – via Twitter – that the coalition warplanes launched two raids on the Libyan neighborhood in Sanaa, which resulted in varying damage to citizens’ homes.
On the other hand, the Yemeni Minister of Information called on the government of Lebanon to announce a clear position on what he called Hezbollah’s aggression by sending experts to Yemen and smuggling weapons.
Al-Eryani warned that the continuation of the “aggression and terrorist activities led by Hassan Nasrallah and his militias in Yemen and the region are destabilizing Lebanon’s image,” stressing that the party’s activities harm Lebanon’s relations with its brothers and friends in the region, and lead it to isolation from its Arab depth.
5- We renew the call of the brothers in Lebanon to declare a clear position on the aggression of the Hezbollah militia, to exert real pressure to withdraw its experts and fighters, to stop the smuggling of weapons to Yemen, and to prevent the use of the lands and capabilities of the Lebanese state to support the Houthi militia, in a manner consistent with the governmental position and international resolutions related to the Yemeni crisis. pic.twitter.com/c1UGDJRdR9
— Muammar Al-Eryani (@ERYANIM) December 26, 2021
This came after the coalition spokesman, Brigadier-General Turki Al-Maliki, accused Iran and Hezbollah of sending experts and personnel to Sanaa airport to help the Houthis launch ballistic missiles and drones towards the kingdom.
And Al-Maliki added – during a press conference in Riyadh – that the Houthi group has launched 430 ballistic missiles and 851 armed drones on Saudi Arabia, since the war began in 2015, killing 59 Saudi civilians.
Houthi spokesman Muhammad al-Bakhiti denied what he called Saudi allegations that there are elements of the Lebanese Hezbollah in Yemen, and described the videos presented by the coalition spokesman as fabricated.