Yemen missile strike only boosts coalition resolve: analysts

Yemenis walk in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Al-Nahda neighbourhood of the capital, Sanaa, following intensified Saudi-led coalition air strikes on September 6, 2015The first heavy losses suffered by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen will only strengthen its resolve to neutralise the threat posed by Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels, analysts say. “Now there is a determination to be even more committed to the objective of stabilising Yemen,” said security expert Mustafa Alani of the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center. The military response by the coalition, which mounted its campaign in support of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, was swift.

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