Houthis vow resistance as Saudis claim 80% of priority targets in Yemen destroyed
20 April, 2015
Yemeni people have a full right to resist “Saudi aggression” and a planned occupation by “all means and options,” the Houthi rebel leader said, as Riyadh wraps-up the “first phase” of an operation that saw more than 2,300 airstrikes in less than a month.
With “tangible results” reached on the ground, the “first phase” of the operation against Yemen has “almost” been concluded, General Asiri told al-Arabiya. But in the meantime over 15,000 Saudi troops are fortifying border positions against possible Houthi attacks, with some analysts alleging an ground invasion in Yemen would imminently follow.