Saudi-Led Planes Strike Rebel Positions in Sanaa

Saudi-Led Planes Strike Rebel Positions in Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition launched 11 airstrikes on Houthi rebel positions in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, according to the Houthi-led Saba news agency.

Five of Sunday’s attacks hit the area around Sana’a airport, while others targeted the north and center of the city, Saba reported, citing a security source.

We do not know if there were any casualties.

According to Saudi media network Al Arabiya, coalition forces attacked Houthi barracks and military sites in Sana’a and destroyed four Houthi drones at al-Delmi airbase north of Sana’a.

There was no immediate official confirmation from the coalition, which had launched airstrikes on two sites in Sana’a the day before.

The attacks followed a claim by the Houthis that they hit an “important target” in the Saudi capital on Thursday, using a ballistic missile and drones.

The coalition did not confirm an attack on Riyadh but said it intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles and explosive drones launched into the kingdom on Thursday.

Bombings in the city of Sana’a have been relatively rare since September 2019, when Saudi Arabia launched indirect talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, with which it has been at war since 2015.

The conflict has killed 100,000 people and led to what the UN describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Houthis took control of Sanaa and most other cities in 2014 after ousting the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to try to bring Hadi back to power.