Saudi Warplanes Pound International Airport in Sana’a 3 Times in a Day

Saudi Warplanes Pound International Airport in Sana’a 3 Times in a Day
Thu Dec 31, 2015 13:45:01

Saudi warplanes have bombarded the international airport in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, as Riyadh continues its deadly campaign against the impoverished southern neighbor.

Yemen’s al-Masirah news channel said on Thursday Saudi warplanes pounded the capital city airport three times. The bomber aircraft also targeted a military base in the Yemeni province of Omran.

On Wednesday, dozens of Saudi military forces were killed or injured in retaliatory missile attacks by Yemeni forces in the al-Amri district of Yemen's southwestern province of Ta'izz.

In another development, Yemeni forces launched retaliatory missile attacks on the positions of Saudi-backed militants loyal to fugitive former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the central province of Ma’rib, killing scores of them.

The Yemeni army also fired a Qaher 1 ballistic missile at the international airport of southwestern Saudi city of Abha, located in the Asir region. No reports on the possible casualties and damage were immediately available.

Yemen has been under Saudi military strikes on a daily basis since late March. The military campaign is supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since the offensives began. The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure. 


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