Saudi Warplanes Pound Yemeni Capital

Dozens of strikes reportedly, many homes destroyed

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia’s air force has been extremely active in the skies over the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa. Locals reported over two dozen airstrikes against the area, calling it the worst they’d seen in a year.

The attacks focused initially on sites believed to be used for Yemen’s growing drone operations, along with some other military training sites in the area. This quickly spread to civilian neighborhoods, and causing a large fire at a plastics factory.

Medical workers reported at least two civilians were killed, and a number of others wounded in the attacks. A substantial number of homes were damaged or destroyed in the attacks as well.

Concern over the Shi’ite Houthi movement’s drone capabilities is being presented as the reason for this flurry of Saudi airstrikes, though Saudi Arabia has made fairly regular points of attacking densely populated parts of the country throughout the war.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.