Saudi airstrikes kill at least 30 in northern Yemen

Published September 21st, 2015 - 03:28 GMT
Yemenis mourn next to the bodies of victims who were killed in a rocket attack in a Taiz market during clashes between Hadi loyalists and Houthi rebels on Sept. 20, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
Yemenis mourn next to the bodies of victims who were killed in a rocket attack in a Taiz market during clashes between Hadi loyalists and Houthi rebels on Sept. 20, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against a Houthi-held compound in northern Yemen killed at least 30 people on Monday, Reuters reported.

Regional officials told Reuters a coalition jet fired a missile at police headquarters in the Hajjah province northwest of the capital Sanaa. Medical sources said a second missile hit the compound as rescue teams and medics arrived at the scene, causing at least 30 casualties. 

Pro-government forces have launched a major offensive to take back the capital from rebels by targeting nearby Houthi-held areas, making some progress in the central desert west of Sanaa. 

The conflict has escalated in the past few months since March, when Houthis took over Aden and the Saudi-led coalition began conducting airstrikes against the rebels. More than 1,500 civilians have died in the war, according to UN estimates in July. 

 


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