Saudi coalition kills top Houthi commander

 The Saudi-led coalition has intercepted six ballistic missiles that Houthi forces and militias loyal to former President Ali Abduallah Saleh fired at the province of Marib.

During heavy fighting in the Sirwah district, situated in the west of Marib, local tribes and resistance forces, backed by the Yemeni national army, intensified their fighting against Houthi and Saleh militias.

An Al Arabiya correspondent yesterday evening confirmed that the head of the Houthi’s missile operations, Mohammed Nasser Al-Kaait, has been killed by a Saudi coalition airstrike in the Marran area of the Taiz province.

At the same time, civilian areas in Taiz were subjected to indiscriminate shelling by Houthi and Saleh militia forces. Taiz city has been under an intense siege by Houthi and Saleh forces for the past 19 months. Yemen has been locked in a bitter battle between Shia Houthi fighters allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, along with local tribes and resistance forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes.