Houthi targets hit by Saudi strikes on Yemen

An air strike hits a military site controlled by the Houthi group in Yemen's capital Sanaa. (Reuters)

Saudi-led strikes targeted Houthi depots in several places across Yemen early Wednesday.

The coalition strikes hit ammunition warehouses and Houthi militiamen in the cities of Sanaa and Amran, and targeted Saada airport. There has been no word on casualties yet.

The coalition also carried out four raids on militia locations in the port and coastal town of Zinjibar in the Abyan governorate, including a battalion under the control of the insurgents.

Infographic: Battle for Yemen

Infographic: Battle for Yemen

Infographic: Battle for Yemen

Clashes erupted between Popular Resistance forces – fighting against Houthis militias – and Houthi-allied Republican Guard forces in the city of Lawdar, after the latter had tried to withdraw from its locations across the city following the airstrikes.

On Tuesday, Saudi-led airstrikes hit the Sanaa, targeting arms depots belonging to Houthis and militias allied to deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The strikes also targeted the palace of the former leader’s son, Ahmad Ali Saleh, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The strikes were the first to hit the capital after a five-day ceasefire ended late on Sunday, although military operations resumed earlier on Monday in northern Saada province and in the southern city of Aden.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been conducting an offensive against the Iranian-backed Houthis and units loyal to Saleh for more than seven weeks, part of a campaign to restore exiled President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

(With Reuters)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46