Missile, Drone Strikes Kill at Least 30 at South Yemen Airbase

Scores wounded, overwhelming hospitals in the area

Just north of the city of Aden, the al-Anad Airbase was attacked Sunday in missile strikes and drone raids, killing at least 30 pro-Saudi troops and wounding scores of others.

Officials were quick to point the finger at the Houthis for this attack. So far, the Houthis have made no comment either confirming or denying involvement, though they have tended toward missile strikes in this war.

The scores of injuries overwhelmed Lahjj Hospital, in the area, where ambulances were pouring in throughout the day. Officials warned the toll could yet rise, as more are believed buried in the rubble.

The al-Anad Airbase was formerly the base for US troops in Yemen. Now a base for pro-Saudi forces, it has come under attack several times during the ongoing war.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.