Saudi-led forces target Saleh’s house in Sanaa

Saudi-led forces conducted air strikes at dawn on Sunday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa targeting deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s house. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi-led forces conducted air strikes at dawn on Sunday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa targeting deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s house, sources in his political party and residents said, according to Reuters news agency.

Three loud explosions were heard and plumes of smoke were seen rising from the area where Saleh’s residence is located in the capital.

Humanitarian ceasefire

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched an air war on Yemen on March 26 to prevent the Iranian-allied Houthis and militias of the deposed president Saleh from seizing territory.

Saudi Arabia had said on Friday a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen would begin on Tuesday if the Houthi militia it has been fighting agreed to the pause.

Iranian-allied Houthi fighters said in a statement they would deal "positively" with any efforts to lift the suffering of the Yemeni people, a sign that they could accept the five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia.

A statement issued by the Houthis also asked for a political dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations to resume in order to resolve the conflict.

 

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