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.