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Houthis: More than 1,000 ballistic missiles targeted Saudi Arabia and UAE

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Source: Middle East Monitor

Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of Operation Decisive Storm against the Houthis in Yemen.

The operation was launched at dawn on 26 March, 2015, with the participation of at least ten countries, led by Saudi Arabia against the Houthi movement and the forces loyal to the ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and has not to date achieved its goals. Following the withdrawal of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the only remaining country of the alleged Arab coalition is Saudi Arabia, which is still fighting in Yemen in hope of defending its borders.

For the sixth consecutive year, Yemen has witnessed a war between government forces and Houthi militants, who control several governorates, including the capital of Sanaa.

With the coming commemoration of Operation Decisive Storm, it emerges that the announcement of the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, regarding destroying 98 per cent of the air defences that the Houthis seized from the Yemeni army a few days after the launch of the offensive in March 2015, was nothing but empty propaganda. The kingdom’s statements were proven to be misleading after years of consecutive defeats.

Yahya Saria, Houthi military spokesperson, announced that over the past years the movement’s

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