A coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia yesterday waged new airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa and its surrounding area as fighting continued between coalition forces and Houthi rebels in Marib.
According to witnesses, several explosions were heard in Sanaa after coalition forces targeted the Al- Siyana military compound, north of the capital, after a relative period of calm last night.
Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site reported local sources in the Arhab province, north of Sanaa, as saying that the coalition forces have carried out a series of raids on the Asama and Alfrejh military camps yesterday morning and that smoke was seen rising.
Meanwhile, violent clashes continued in Marib between pro-government forces backed by the coalition, who besieged the area for two days, and Houthi rebels.
Several deaths and injuries were reported among Houthi rebels when pro-government popular resistance militants attacked their vehicle in Hajjah province, north-western Yemen.
Sources in the resistance who asked not to be named told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency that the popular resistance “had attacked a vehicle carrying a number of Houthis in the Hajjah province”.
On the other hand, a tribal source said Arab coalition forces launched several airstrikes on Houthi positions and those of forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the Bayda governorate, central Yemen.