The Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen announced on Saturday beginning of a military operation to neutralize threat on oil facilities and energy security.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the coalition as saying in a statement that airstrikes targeting "threatening agents are being executed in Sanaa and Hodeidah governorates."
The coalition cited protection of global energy sources as reason for the military operation, affirming that it will directly target hostile agents and avoid civilians and oil facilities.
It added that it has practiced self-restraint in response to the recurring Houthi militia attacks on oil facilities, saying that the military operation is in its preliminary phases and will go on until it accomplishes its objectives.
The coalition urged Yemeni civilians in Hodeidah governorate to refrain from going near any oil facility.