Dozens of vehicles belonging to the Iranian-backed terror proxy in Yemen have been destroyed; Reports reveal at least 260 Houthi rebel fighters have been killed since the beginning of the strikes.
In recent weeks, Saudi coalition forces set out on a series of coordinated airstrikes targeting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen where the group is based. The rebels, who also have a notorious record of carrying out terror attacks in Saudi Arabia, play a major role in the destabilization of Yemen in conjunction with the Yemeni Civil War, which began in 2014 and continues today.
The airstrikes throughout the last two weeks have been largely centered around Marib, which is located in northern Yemen and is one of the last strongholds of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
According to reports, at least 260 rebel fighters have been killed in the strikes, in addition to dozens of military vehicles being destroyed. On some occasions, more than 80 fighters were killed in a 24-hour period.
The conflict between the rebels and the internationally-recognized government has led to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), the conflict has led to over 21 million people being in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 11 million children.