Saudi-led warplanes bomb Yemen capital airport

2015-05-09 16:45
(Hani Mohammed, AFP)

(Hani Mohammed, AFP)

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Sana’a - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck Sana’a's international airport on Saturday, shortly after authorities in the rebel-controlled Yemeni capital said it would reopen to receive humanitarian aid, witnesses said.

The runway was hit by two missiles, witnesses said, a day after the civil aviation authority in Sana’a announced it would temporarily reopen the airport, which has been targeted frequently by air strikes.

Earlier on Saturday, warplanes hit a nearby airbase, following a night of intensive bombardment of Shi’ite Huthi rebel positions in their northern stronghold of Saada.

Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen starting May 12, but has vowed to step up retaliatory strikes on the rebels, which it accuses of launching cross-border attacks on the kingdom.

 

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