Saudi-led airstrikes on military base in Yemen kills 40

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More

May 27, – Saudi-led airstrikes on a military base in the Yemeni capital Sanaa killed at least 40 people and wounded 100 Wednesday, Yemen’s state news agency Saba reported.

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“Around 40 people were martyred and more than 100 others were wounded, according to a preliminary toll, in bombing by the Saudi aggression’s planes on the Sabaaeen area in the capital Sanaa today,” the agency said.

Also, Saudi-led airstrikes on an area across Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen killed at least 30 people Wednesday , most of them civilians, residents of the area said.

The attacks hit a district where tribesmen loyal to Yemen’s Houthi militia have been fighting the kingdom’s ground forces, in border clashes which are escalating a two-month war.

“Houthi gunmen were attacking Saudi border positions from this area but the coalition’s planes failed to hit the fighters and bombed civilians,” one resident told Reuters by phone.

Arab warplanes and ships also bombed Yemen’s largest military port in the Red Sea city of Hodaida Wednesday, a local official said, heavily damaging the facility and partly destroying two warships.

“The naval base was bombed by aircraft and ships. Large parts of it were destroyed and two warships were hit, and one of them, named Bilqis, was destroyed and sank onto its side, and five gunboats shelled the administrative buildings of the base,” the official told Reuters by telephone from the city.

The city and its military bases are aligned with the Iran-allied Houthi militia, Yemen’s dominant force, which has been bombed by a Saudi-led coalition for over two months.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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