Saudi air strikes halt Houthi tank offensive

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Sun, 2021-03-21 05:58

JEDDAH: Air strikes on Saturday by Saudi-led coalition warplanes halted a tank and infantry offensive in Marib by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen.

The coalition said it launched the air strikes to “thwart the Houthi militia’s attempt to advance toward Marib in Al-Kasrah,” northwest of Marib city, the Yemeni government’s last remaining stronghold in the north. It said it had destroyed Houthi military equipment, including tanks, and had inflicted “heavy losses.”

Smoke billows from the site of Saudi-led air strikes on Houthi positions in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 7, 2021. (REUTERS/File Photo)
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