Saudis Launch Airstrikes Against Yemen Capital

Saudis warn Yemenis to avoid Houthi targets

Saudi state media reported a flurry of airstrikes against targets inside the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa. There have been no details on casualties, though claims were that they hit ‘high-value’ targets.

Saudi media presented this as retaliation for Yemen’s weekend drone raids. They also warned civilians to avoid gathering at Houthi ‘targets’ in Sanaa.

These tit-for-tat strikes have been ongoing since last week, with the Houthis hitting sites in southern Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis picking up the pace of airstrikes across northern Yemen.

Tuesday’s Sanaa strikes centered on military bases, though the Saudis have a history of going well beyond that in aerial campaigns, and shrugging off civilian casualties..

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of