Saudi warplanes once again pounded the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa today, killing at least 15 people, 10 of them civilians from the same family. The attacks hit both government buildings and residential areas, targeting the homes of politicians seen as pro-Houthi.
The 10 civilians were killed in an attack against the al-Falhi neighborhood, in the old city, where four houses were destroyed and 15 others were damage. Other homes were attacked in the al-Hassba and Hadda neighborhoods, the later of which included the destruction of the home of a Houthi official, and the damaging of the official residence of the Omani ambassador.
Oman confirmed the attack, with the Foreign Ministry issuing a statement of condemnation. They did not say if the ambassador was home at the time. Oman is a member of the Saudi-led GCC, but is not participating in the war against the Houthis.
Saudi officials dismissed the condemnation from the Omanis, saying that they were targeting a nearby Interior Ministry building, and suggesting the damage caused to the ambassador’s residence was a Houthi plot to discredit the war effort.
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