Saudi Jets Pound Yemen’s Capital of Sanaa With Airstrikes

Attacks come after Yemen drones intercepted

Explosions rocked the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa Monday after Saudi jets attacked the al-Sawad military camp, the latest round of airstrikes against the densely populated city. Exact death tolls are not yet available.

The attack reportedly came after the Saudis had intercepted a few drones headed for southern Saudi Arabia. The two nations have been carrying out tit-for-tat cross border strikes for months now.

Military camps seem to be a favored target for the Saudis, and attacks on them have tended to lead to explosions and casualties in residential areas around the city.

The Saudis have at times warned civilians to stay away from military sites or warehouses in Sanaa, but half of the strikes are on “underground” targets that locals didn’t know about and had no reason to avoid.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of