Airstrikes Pound Yemen Capital After Drones Hit Saudi Oil Field

Saudis warn civilians to avoid Houthi camps

Saudi coalition forces are carrying out a flurry of airstrikes against camps around the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa. They have warned civilians to avoid Houthi-held camps, saying they will be attacked.

The attacks appear to have been a response to the latest Houthi attack against the Saudis. Houthi officials reported a bomb-laden drone was launched against a Saudi oil field,and had set a fire, doing some damage.

Saudi and coalition planes have been pounding northern Yemen, including the capital, for five years now, and it is unclear how substantial any military camp near the capital is would be anymore.

At any rate, there have as yet been no reports on casualties in the latest series of attacks, but the Saudis are likely to continue attacking, as it has been their consistent policy for five years.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.