CAIRO: Saudi forces and their allies renewed airstrikes against the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, Sky News Arabiya reported Thursday afternoon, adding that the airstrikes targeted Houthi sites and the Delmi airbase in the Capital of Sanaa and Saada Governorate.
The Houthis took control over northern provinces of Yemen in September and then took Sanaa in January. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his Cabinet were forced to resign in January after he came under house arrest; however Hadi escaped in February to his home region of Aden where he declared he was still the president, and Aden was the new capital.
Hadi is still recognized as Yemen’s head of state by most countries, including Egypt, which recently invited him to participate in an Arab League summit starting Thursday in Sharm al-Sheikh.
Arab Countries, excluding Iraq, announced their support of the military operation, Resolute Storm Thursday morning, and members of the Gulf Cooperation Council also announced their support.