Saudi Warplanes Kill 85 in Attacks on Northern Yemen

Destroys Police Station Houthis Were Using to Organize Resistance

Saudi warplanes today attacked the police headquarters in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, killing at least 45 people and wounding a hundred others.

The strike, presented as a “special forces camp” by some reports, was being used by the Shi’ite Houthis to try to organize local resistance against the remnants of the former Hadi government.

At the time of the strike, hundreds of people, many of them civilians, were lined up at the warehouse near the headquarters for the distribution of arms.

It was unclear what the split was between civilians and combatants. A second series of Saudi strikes in the Hajjah Province killed about 40 others, mostly civilians in that case.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of