When the Saudi Arabian military announces the end of its operation in Yemen, it’s not just for the military. It’s for everyone
By Alex Marlow The Saudi military announced on Wednesday that it will be ending its operation against Yemen.
The military statement comes days after a coalition airstrike killed at least eight Houthi fighters in the capital Sanaa.
Saudi Arabia says it will continue its campaign against the rebels, who have been backed by Iran and Russia.
The coalition began a ground campaign against Yemen in March, which has been largely supported by the United States, which is leading the coalition.
The Saudi military says the Houthis are responsible for a number of attacks, including a bombing in Aden that killed 14 people on Feb. 17, killing six civilians and wounding seven.
Saudi airstrikes have also killed at the hands of the Houthi rebels in Taiz, southern Yemen, and in the southwestern province of Taiz.
More:The United States has backed the Saudi military in its efforts to push back the Houthii.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in February that the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia are working together to defeat the Houthiyas in Yemen.