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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Arab Coalition Forces bomb Houthi militias' mobile missile launcher

YouTube video shows destroyed vehicle

A screengrab from a video showing a military vehicle belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias being bombed in Yemen. Courtesy Wam
A screengrab from a video showing a military vehicle belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias being bombed in Yemen. Courtesy Wam

An Arab Coalition aircraft has bombed a military vehicle belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias near Hayes in the Al Hudaydah Governorate in Yemen.

A 21-second video posted on YouTube by state news agency Wam on Sunday shows satellite images of the Houthi vehicle travelling toward an unidentified building.

The vehicle appears to be standing still when a missile strikes down destroying it.

The vehicle was used by the Houthi militias as a platform to launch rockets into the city of Hayes.

The Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia and with the support of the UAE Armed Forces, continue their advance along Yemen's Red Sea Coast.

Last week, UAE Armed Forces said its personnel struck another military vehicle in Hayes, killing a number of Houthi militia along with destroying weapons and ammunition.

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In a statement on Sunday, the Arab Coalition working to defeat the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen urged Yemenis of all views and affiliations to co-operate with them.

"The Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen follows up on the latest developments in the Yemeni capital, Aden, and the media debate in this context about some popular demands to rectify some imbalances in the government sector. It calls on all Yemeni political and social components to be calm and to restrain themselves, adhering to the language of calm dialogue," the Coalition leadership said.

It was also important, the statement said, not to give an opportunity to those who plotted to divide the Yemeni ranks or divert Yemenis from their main battle as a political, humanitarian and moral commitment that cannot be undone.

“This requires the coming together of all components of Yemen and the focus of political and military efforts, as well as the avoiding of anything that lead to division and undermine the state institutions,” the Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the UAE Armed Forces, said in a statement released by Wam.