• Saudi-led coalition intensifies airstrikes against Yemen after death of Saleh

The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes against the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and other areas following the death of the former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The coalition’s warplanes conducted dozens of air strikes on positions of the Ansarullah movement in Sana’a and other northern provinces early Wednesday despite calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in the country, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported.

The coalition also bombed the presidential palace, Saleh’s residence and other houses of his family members.

Local residents said loud explosions were heard in downtown Sana’a. There has been no immediate report of casualties.

Ta’iz, Hajjah and Sa’dah also came under attack by Saudi warplanes.

More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign against Yemen in March 2015.

Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

According to the UN, the country is experiencing “the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet.”

 

Dec 06, 2017 11:25 UTC
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