RIYADH: Nearly a dozen Houthi vehicles have been destroyed in strikes on the Yemeni governorates of Marib and Hajjah, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said on Thursday.

11 military vehicles were destroyed and a number of Houthi fighters killed in 15 strikes that were carried out over the last 24 hours, the coalition said.

Meanwhile, a former US ambassador to Yemen and veteran analyst has urged the Biden administration to redesignate the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization for resisting peace efforts to end the war and staging attacks on neighboring countries.

Writing for the US-based War on the Rocks platform on Tuesday, Gerald Feierstein said that the Biden administration should consider redesignating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization since it is the only option available to pressure the Houthis to stop hostilities on the ground and comply with peace initiatives.

Feierstein’s call for the redesignation comes in the wake of increasing Houthi attacks on civilians in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.