JEDDAH, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- Forces of the Saudi-commanded coalition carried out 64 operations targeting the terrorist Houhti militias in the Yemeni regions of Maarib and Al-Baidaa during the past 24 hours.
The troops executed 45 operations in Maarib. knocking out 17 military vehicles and killing more than 220 Houthi militiamen during the period, the official Saudi Press Agency quoted a coalition statement released on Sunday as saying.
The coalition joint forces carried out 19 other operations in Al-Baidaaa, demolishing 13 military vehicles and killing more than 60 members of the Houthi militia.
Ground coalition forces have recently stepped up attacks on the Houthis in regions south of Maarib, taking large swaths of land particularly in the province of Shabwa.
The land forces have been backed by coalition air strikes targeting the Houthis' strongholds in these areas. (end)