Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Thursday struck a military airbase held by Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia outside capital Sanaa. According to eyewitnesses, Saudi aggressor aircraft” had hit the airbase with at least five separate airstrikes.
Reports indicated that several rebels were killed in the strike. Yemen has been dogged by conflict since 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa, forcing Yemen’s Saudi-backed government to set up an interim capital in the coastal city of Aden.
In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies — who accuse the Houthis of serving as an Iranian proxy — launched a massive military campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.