Saudi Airstrikes Kill at Least 10 Civilians in Yemeni Capital

Scores Wounded in Attack on Residential Neighborhood

Saudi warplanes attacked a residential district in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa today, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding scores of others. The strikes sent civilians fleeing the neighborhood into the surrounding area.

The Yemeni state news agency, Saba, reported 20 civilians dead and 50 woundede in the incident, and also cautioned the toll might rise because they are still recovering people from the rubble.

This is the latest in a long line of Saudi airstrikes against residential areas in the country, as well as refugee camps, a policy which has killed several hundreds of civilians over the course of the war.

In addition to the civilians killed directly in the war, the final toll is likely to include a large number of civilians killed because of food and medicine shortages caused by the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of