Saudi launches five raids in Yemen

Published January 5th, 2016 - 10:05 GMT

Yemen News Agency (SABA) reports that Saudi Arabia has launched multiple raids in the Marib province on Tuesday.

SABA reports that two raids hit Hailan Mountain, a rumored base of al-Qaeda in Yemen. Three more raids hit the al-Jawf crossroads and parts of al-Jadaan, a highly contested area between pro-Hadi forces and the Houthi rebels. The death toll is unknown.

Marib is the central province of Yemen, linking pro-Hadi Aden in the south to pro-Houthi Sana'a in the north.

The raids come a day after Saudi reportedly bombed a maternity hospital and gas company in Sana'a.

The Saudi coalition officially ended the temporary ceasefire on January 2, citing Houthis violating the agreement. Multiple civilian areas have been hit by airstrikes in the past three days.


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