Saudi-led air strikes hit Sanaa, border areas and south Yemen overnight

Saudi border guard patrols Saudi Arabia’s maritime border with Yemen along beach on Red Sea, near Jizan. (Reuters)

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck military targets and weapons stores near the capital Sanaa under the control of Houthi fighters, as well as northern areas near the border with Saudi Arabia and in Yemen’s south, local officials said.

Saudi Arabia, backed by four Gulf Arab states and other regional Arab allies, has waged two weeks of air strikes against the Iran-allied Houthis after they pushed south towards Aden, the stronghold of Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The air campaign failed to stop the Shiite Houthis and soldiers loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh entering central Aden. But the coalition says it has cut Houthi supply lines, destroyed many of their weapons and pushed them back in some southern provinces around Aden.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47