Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war

Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war

Cairo: Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen`s border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sana`a on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen.

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized Sana`a last September and then thrust into central and south Yemen. Seeing the Houthi advance as a bridgehead for Iranian influence in the region, a Saudi-led coalition began air strikes on March 26 in a campaign to restore Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

Wednesday`s air raids on the Bakeel al-Meer area in Hajjah province across Saudi Arabia`s border with Yemen killed at least 40 people, most of them civilians, local inhabitants said.

Tribesmen aligned with the Houthis have been fighting Saudi ground forces in the area, and border clashes have escalated the conflict between the Shi`ite Muslim rebels and the coalition of Sunni Muslim Gulf Arab states.

Related Post

Islamic terrorist who murdered five journalists is executed in Somalia
views 91
This is the moment a terrorist convicted of murdering five journalists was tied to a wooden post before being executed by a Somali firing squad. Hassa...
Ebola death toll surpasses 700
views 63
The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history has surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa. In Sierra Leone, president Ernest Bai Koroma vowed to quarantine...
Kenya police raid another mosque in Mombasa
views 58
Kenyan police officers have carried out a fresh raid on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa as the state continues its hunt for weapons and supporter...
Indonesia: Starbucks terror attack – Seven dead as suicide bombers target c...
views 338
A series of explosions and gunfire have rocked the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday afternoon, with reports suggesting at least seven people ...
Jordan tells UN ready to stop Israeli mosque attacks
views 36
Jordan told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that it was ready to take measures to stop Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem af...