Newly recruited fighters parade outside the U.S. embassy before they join Houthi rebels in the battles frontline at the border with Saudi Arabia and in other parts of Yemen, in the capital Sanaa, Yemen July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
ADEN - 5 August 2017: Coalition forces have spotted a number of armed vehicles and tankers used by Houthis and forces loyal to Yemen’s ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh around a UN facility near Saada, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday.
The militants of the Houthi Republican Guards were spotted with their weapons, equipment and military vehicles in the vicinity of the UN facility located in the suburbs of Saada and Al-Hadba, exploiting the institution's special protection under international law not to be targeted by coalition forces.
Earlier today, the Yemeni army said that 31 Houthi militants were killed and 45 others were wounded over the past three days in battles and airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition.