Saudi Arabian Coalition Battles Yemeni Capital, Responding to Houthi Attack

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SANAA – Warplanes of the led coalition forces Saudi Arabia attacked multiple targets in Sanaa, the capital Yaman which the Houthis took on Thursday (31/12).

The attack was in retaliation for a Houthi attack on the southern port city of Aden earlier in the day, when Saudi-backed government officials arrived there.

The coalition has accused the Houthi movement of carrying out the attack on Aden airport and a second attack on the presidential palace.

“Saudi coalition air strikes hit Sanaa airport and several other sites in and around the city,” said a local resident. (Also Read: Sydney Begins World New Year Celebration When 2021 Arrives)

Residents stated, “A loud explosion was heard and fighter planes flew overhead for several hours.” (See Infographic: Anticipate Covid-19, Don’t Leave the House on New Year’s Eve!)

Houthi-run Masirah television said the planes hit at least 15 locations in various districts in the capital. There have been no reports of casualties. (See Video: Deadly Accident on the Cipali Toll Road, Brother and Sister Killed)

Coalition air strikes have killed thousands of people, including many civilians, during the war in Yemen.

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