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Coup’s Internal Conflict Sees Spike in Assassinations in Sanaa

Coup’s Internal Conflict Sees Spike in Assassinations in Sanaa

Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 15:15
Houthi rebels man a checkpoint at the southern entrance to the city of Sanaa November 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A recent killing spree targeting senior Houthi leaders in Yemen suggests deepening conflicts within the lines of the Tehran-backed militias staging a coup in Yemen. Frightening continued on various fronts across Taiz with mutual shelling and escalation Houthis from shelling residential neighborhoods.

With the internal conflict intensifying among putschist lines as each rank strives for imposing stronger sphere of influence and takeover Sanaa.

Within 48 hours, the capital of Sanaa witnessed the killing of two Houthi militia leaders by the unidentified armed groups.

Al Arabiya also published on Thursday that the Saudi air defense intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militias on Najran.

Last Friday, social networking sites shared a number of pictures of an intercepted Houthi missile in the Najran area.

The pictures showed that the missile fragments were scattered on one of the cars, which was partially destroyed, without any injuries reported.

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted at 7:56 am on Friday morning, the launch of a ballistic missile from within the Yemeni territory in the direction of Najran in Saudi Arabia.

Maliki said that the missile targeted civilian and populated areas. It was intercepted and destroyed by the Patriot Brigades in the skies of Najran, causing scattered shrapnel that caused minor damage to the property of one of the citizens without causing any casualties.

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