Saudi security forces keep watch along the border with Yemen in the Al-Khubah area in the southern Jazan province. (AFP)

July 2, 2020

The Arab-led coalition has launched a military operation against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement after it recently stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, state television reported on Wednesday.

The coalition, which has been battling the movement for five years in Yemen, will hold a news conference on the operation against “legitimate” Houthi targets that aims to neutralize the group’s military capabilities, according to Al Arabiya sources and local media reports.

Reuters/Al Arabiya

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