03-12-2021 06:56 AM Jerusalem Timing

Saudi Air Strikes Hit Yemen Defense Ministry in Sanaa

Saudi Air Strikes Hit Yemen Defense Ministry in Sanaa

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital Sanaa, witnesses said.

Saudi AirstrikesAir strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit Yemen's defense ministry in the capital Sanaa, witnesses said.

Three explosions were heard as warplanes hit the building in central Sanaa and thick smoke billowed over the area, the witnesses added.

The Saudi attack was part of raids that struck positions across the capital, including a base of the elite Republican Guards in Fajj Attan, in south Sanaa, according to witnesses.

A food supply building belonging to the army in western Sanaa was also targeted in a Saudi air raid, other witnesses said.

Earlier in the day, a base for the Republican Guard in Arhab, north of the capital, was also hit, while other air strikes targeted positions in Saada.

In southern Yemen, Saudi warplanes struck the airbase of Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa, local government sources said.



The Saudi-led coalition on March 26 began air strikes against Yemen, killing or wounding hundreds of civilians and causing much destruction across the state.