Yemen: Military Headquarters Bombed


Saudi-led airstrikes before dawn Sunday struck the headquarters of Yemen’s armed forces in Sana, the rebel-held capital, killing at least 22 people, officials said. Most of the dead were soldiers, they said, and the airstrikes damaged several nearby homes.

Residents said at least three airstrikes hit the headquarters, a short distance from the city’s center. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.

The Saudi-led coalition began airstrikes in March against the Yemeni rebels known as Houthis and their allies in the military and security forces.

The Houthis seized Sana in September and later captured much of northern Yemen before moving south in March. Their southern advance forced the internationally recognized president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to flee to Saudi Arabia.


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