Air strikes hit Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa: witnesses
SANAA: The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen carried out several airstrikes on Monday on the capital Sanaa, witnesses and media said, killing dozens of horses at a military school.
A number of sensitive sites including the presidential palace compound, the school and an airbase close to Sanaa airport were hit, and loud explosions were heard across the city, residents said.
The coalition said the operation was aimed at destroying “legitimate military targets including Houthi ballistic batteries which threaten civilian lives”.
Houthi-run Al Masirah news said 70 horses were killed and 30 wounded in strikes on the military school.
Bombings in Sanaa city have been rare since September when Saudi Arabia launched indirect talks with the Houthi movement, which controls Sanaa and most of northern Yemen.
The warring parties had also welcomed a United Nations call for an immediate truce to help fight the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday.
But fierce battles have resumed in Al-Jawf and Marib provinces since last month as the Saudi-led coalition resumed airstrikes against several towns and villages. – Reuters