Saudi-led strikes pound Houthi targets in Sanaa

Two civilians and three militiamen loyal to Hadi were killed by gunfire in the city, a medic told the news agency (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi-led warplanes hit Houthi rebels and the militias of the deposed Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on Monday, shelling militia tanks and ammunition depots.

Warplanes also launched 10 air raids on the southern Shabwa province, as well as the military airport and headquarters of the 21st Armored Division in the city’s area of Ataq.

Armed tribesmen in the province seized a rebel army brigade base in the coastal town of Al-Nashima, tribal sources said.
Meanwhile, strikes hit the southern city of Aden, including the rebel-held presidential palace in Aden as gunfire killed five people in the port city, medics and residents said.

The palace complex in the main southern city was President Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi's last refuge before he fled to neighboring Saudi Arabia as the coalition air war began on March 26 and has been repeatedly targeted by air strikes.

Coalition aircraft also hit rebel positions and checkpoints at the entrances to Aden in the sorties that continued until 6:00 a.m., residents told AFP.

Two civilians and three militiamen loyal to Hadi were killed by gunfire in the city, a medic told the news agency.


[With AFP]
 

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