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Analysis: Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen

23 April 2015

Key Points

  • The Saudi-led coalition continued airstrikes after announcing Operation 'Determined Storm' had ended on 21 April
  • Renegade Yemeni military units have increasingly become the focus of the air campaign

A huge explosion rocks the Faj Attan area of Sanaa on 20 April. Brig Gen Asiri said the strike targeted a ballistic missile base. While satellite imagery suggests there is a OTR-21 Tochka missile base in the area, the debris that was scattered across surrounding areas suggested a general munitions storage facility had been destroyed. (PA Photos)A huge explosion rocks the Faj Attan area of Sanaa on 20 April. Brig Gen Asiri said the strike targeted a ballistic missile base. While satellite imagery suggests there is a OTR-21 Tochka missile base in the area, the debris that was scattered across surrounding areas suggested a general munitions storage facility had been destroyed. (PA Photos)

ANALYSIS

The Saudi-led military intervention against the Yemeni group Ansar Allah appeared to be in disarray on 21 April when the bombing continued after Operation 'Determined Storm' officially ended.

In fairness, when he announced the termination of 'Determined Storm', Saudi military spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed bin Hasan Asiri said it had been succeeded by Operation 'Restore Hope' and that military action would continue against any Ansar Allah or allied force that attempted to carry out offensive action.



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