Wars without well-defined strategic goals tend to result in tribulation and suffering as opposed to solving political conflicts. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has outlined the broader political objectives of his coalition military operation in Yemen, Decisive Storm, which include ending the Houthis' military control of Yemeni cities and returning the legitimate president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and his government to power in Sanaa.
To this end, the Decisive Storm operation has conducted more than six continuous days of heavy air strikes targeting key military camps and administrative areas in several parts of the country under the control of Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists.
The military operation has also heavily targeted the headquarters of the Houthis' leader, Abdel-Malik al-Houthi, in the area of Maran in Saada province, the stronghold of Houthis.
Although aggressive Saudi-led air strikes have succeeded - so far - in halting Houthis' advancement, they have not yet weakened the Houthis to an extent that they will stop fighting and accept the political demands of King Salman and President Hadi.
It is clear, however, that these air strikes have caused significant damage to Yemen's already crumbling infrastructure, including airports, military air bases, roads, military facilities and camps, and overall military capabilities and weaponry systems, particularly the country's anti-aircraft defence systems.
Yemenis are confused by the sudden and unexpected turn of events in their country and wonder whether the Arab coalition that is causing such destruction in their country will ultimately save them.