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Saudi led military alliance against Houthis in Yemen cutting supply routes

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(Riyadh-AlummahWorld, 08 Jumada ath Thaniyah 1436, 28 March 2015) Brig. Gen. Ahmed bin Hasan Asiri, consultant at the minister of defense's office, said on Friday that the "determination storm" operation is continuing for the second day in a row, with targets located in both north and south of Yemen, particularly the land concentrations that the Houthi militias were trying to deploy along the Saudi southern border.

In his second daily briefing on the campaign, which he held at Riyadh airbase, Asiri said the air alliance forces today targeted Al-End airbase, which was controlled some time ago by the Houthi militias, the airbase tarmac and the Houthi moving logistics between the north and south of Yemen, Saudi Press Agency reported.

He added that a bridge intensively used by the Houthi militias to transport supplies and ballistic movable missiles was also targeted by the campaign, disclosing that the Houthi militias were trying to transport their reinforcements from Saada Province towards Sanaa and vice versa, making this way one of the targets of today.

On the participation of the alliance forces in the "determination storm" and the presence of command and control centers, he explained that the alliance forces, composed of a number of countries, are participating in supporting the legitimate Yemeni government and Yemeni forces and Yemeni people against the Houthi militias, noting that any military operation requires establishing operations, command and control centers and, in our case, there is continuous contact with the brethrens in the patriot Yemeni forces who are protecting the legitimacy and protecting all segments of the Yemeni people to reach the basic objective of the alliance forces, etc the security and stability of Yemen.

Asked why the alliance targeted Al-End airbase, he said some Houthi militia elements have reached some areas around Aden, particularly Al-End airbase. They were attacked by the alliance forces, he said, noting that the airbase is now under the control of the Yemeni army. However, the alliance will continue pursuing the Houthi militia movements and concentrations until all regions they are now controlling are completely cleared, he said.He added that the storm aims at protecting the government in Aden and the legitimate president Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi as this is considered part of the legitimacy.

On coordination on the ground, Asiri said there is complete coordination with the Yemeni army and Yemeni government to achieve protection of all Yemeni people. He added that the alliance forces are taking into consideration making sure of the target and precision of shooting before any attack takes places.
He praised all Yemeni sincere citizens who are working with the Yemeni army to resist the Houthi militias until the achievement of security and stability of Yemen is secured, wishing positive results and legitimacy protection for the country.