January 18, 2010
Saudi fighter jets have launched another round of airstikes on Houthi positions in northern Yemen.
[efoods]According to a statement issued by the Houthi fighters on Sunday, Saudi forces carried out 24 aerial attacks on Jebel Razih, Sha’af, Bani Maaz, and villages in close proximity to the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
The statement added that Saudi forces fired 1,860 rockets at the areas of Jebel al-Dukhan, Jebel al-Madood, Dhar Hamar, Sabba, al-Malaheet, and Shada.
The conflict in northern Yemen between Sana’a and Houthi fighters began in 2004. The conflict intensified in August 2009 when the Yemeni army launched Operation Scorched Earth in an attempt to crush the fighters in the northern province of Sa’ada.