Saudi-Led Coalition Launches Strikes on Yemeni Capital

The Yemeni capital Sanaa, controlled by Houthi rebels, is about to be hit by an airstrike, the Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported.

“We will bomb important sites in Sana’a used by the Houthis to launch attacks,” coalition sources said.

The coalition also added that “the continued deliberate attacks by the Houthi militia on civilian airports cannot be tolerated and must be contained.”

The coalition asked Sana’a citizens to evacuate civilian facilities used for military purposes within 72 hours.

The coalition also announced the interception of a drone that was shot down on approach to Abha International Airport. As a result of falling debris, 12 people were injured.

Traffic at Abha Airport in southern Saudi Arabia has been restored, with the coalition vowing to take “strong operational action in response to the threat of attack on civilian airports and tourists.”

Later, the Houthis claimed responsibility, whose spokesman said: “We attacked a military facility at the Saudi Abha airport using a Fighter 2 drone.”

The Saudi coalition also said that over the past 24 hours, 18 targeted operations have been carried out against the Houthi militia in Marib and Hajj.

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