The defense ministry building in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a has been targeted in at least two airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, local media and eyewitnesses report. There are fears of civilian casualties as nearby buildings were also reportedly hit.
“There were two to three strikes on the Ministry of Defense,” local journalist Hassain Abukhaiti told RT, confirming that Saudi-led planes are targeting the Yemeni capital. He said there are reports that “one of the missiles hit a house” near the military building. “A family was living there,” the journalist said. “The house has been destroyed. It is very likely that the entire family was killed.”
Earlier AFP reported, citing eyewitnesses, that at least two airstrikes targeted the defense ministry building in the rebel-controlled areas of the Yemeni capital. Coalition aircraft still flew over Sana’a following the strikes, the witnesses added.
#BREAKING Saudi-led strikes target defence ministry in Yemeni capital say witnesses
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 10, 2017
About a dozen houses were hit in the bombardment, an RT Arabic correspondent reports, adding, that “the raids also targeted an economic institution next to the Ministry of Defense in the densely populated area of old Sana’a.”
— Ahmad Algohbary (@AhmadAlgohbary) November 10, 2017