Saudi coalition strikes advancing Yemen rebels

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said Saturday it had launched air strikes in support of pro-government forces battling a quickening Houthi rebel advance on the northern city of Marib. The move came after a drone strike sparked a fire at a Riyadh oil refinery Friday, in an attack claimed by the Houthis, as the Iran-backed rebels made major advances on Marib, seizing a strategic mountain. The official Saudi Press Agency published footage of air strikes launched by the coalition, saying the campaign was designed to “thwart the Houthi militia’s attempt to advance towards Marib in Al-Kasrah”. Al-K…

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