On 17 May, Houthi military spokesperson Brigadier-General Sharaf Ghalib Luqman stated in an interview released to Houthi-controlled Yemeni media that Sudan and UAE were now on the militia’s target list in its ballistic missile campaign.
Brig Gen Luqman claimed that the Yemeni conflict was entering its second phase, with the Houthi ready to use new ballistic missiles with an increased range. He directly linked the threat to military developments recorded on the Yemeni Red Sea coastline front, where coalition-backed forces have made significant advances in the offensive aimed at capturing the Houthi-controlled port city of Hodeidah since early May.
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