The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen launched dozens of air strikes against what it described as Houthi military targets in northern Yemen, Sunday, March 21, 2021, including the capital Sanaa and the port of Salif on the Red Sea coast.
Military coalition, which has been fighting a war since 2015 against a group Al Houthi Allied with Iran, which controls northern Yemen, he said it bombed a missile and drones assembly factory in Sanaa.
The United Nations said that air strikes also hit the Houthi-controlled Salif grain port, north of Hodeidah, and two shells hit a warehouse and living quarters of a food company.
The United Nations mission in Hodeidah added in a statement, on Monday: “The local authorities and the company management stated that six injured workers were transferred to local medical facilities for treatment.”
Houthi and coalition tensions
This comes after she was Al Houthi group Last week, it announced the targeting of an Aramco facility, and military targets in the regions of Dammam (eastern Saudi Arabia), Asir and Jizan (southwest) with 14 drones and 8 ballistic missiles.
While the coalition announced the interception and destruction of 12 booby-trapped drones during daylight hours, launched by the Houthis towards Saudi Arabia, with the launch of a military air operation against them in the capital, Sanaa, which is under their control.
The Houthis repeatedly fire ballistic missiles, projectiles and drones at Saudi regions, some of which have left human and material losses, while the group says that these attacks are a response to the ongoing coalition raids against it in separate areas of Yemen.
Despite calls for international calm and condemnation of the bombing of oil installations in Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni Houthi group has continued its attacks on facilities inside Saudi Arabia, while the United States is rushing to try to find a final solution to the Houthi attacks on one of its most important allies in the Gulf region.
The Yemen war has been going on for years
Whereas, Yemen has been witnessing a continuous war for seven years between pro-government forces and the “Houthi” militants who have control over several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since 2014.
Also, since March 2015, an Arab military coalition, led by the Saudi neighbor, has supported forces loyal to the Yemeni government against the Houthis, backed by Iran.