'Morning of terror' outside Sanaa as coalition airstrikes continue

Published May 22nd, 2015 - 12:51 GMT
A Yemeni man observes the damage following a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa's airport.  (AFP/File)
A Yemeni man observes the damage following a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa's airport. (AFP/File)

Explosions rocked the outskirts of Yemen’s capital Sanaa Friday after Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Houthi positions, residents told AFP.

“It was a morning of terror,” one resident told AFP, after a series of airstrikes on bases and camps surrounding the city.

Locals witnessed strikes on a number of positions, including a camp of the Republican Guards, loyal to ousted former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has sided with the Houthi insurgents. 

No casualty numbers were immediately available.

The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out an air campaign against the Houthis since March 26 with the goal of restoring the authority of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, who fled to Saudi Arabia as the airstrikes began. 

A UN conference on the Yemen crisis is set to open in Geneva next week. 


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