Saudi Airstrikes Hits Factory in Yemen’s Capital

Factory was near important hospital

Yemen’s Houthis reported that Tuesday, one of the Saudi airstrikes against their territory hit a plastics factory in the capital of Sanaa. Casualty figures are as yet uncertain.

It’s not clear why the factory was targeted. It was described as owned by a Syrian national, and is troublingly close to a major hospital, which thankfully was not hit.

Saudi strikes have been hitting across Sanaa over the past several days, part of escalation back and forth over the border. The Saudis warned people to stay away from Houthi targets. This clearly does not refer to the factory.

Throughout seven years of war, when the Saudis decide to attack a city, or a province, exactly what or who they are hitting is often not well defined, and the air force just pounds the general area, come what may.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.