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Saudi-led coalition intensifies air strikes in Yemen


DOHA – The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemeni President, Abd Rabbo Hadi, on Monday said it has stepped up its bombardment of Sana’a to eliminate Houthi rebels and their arms depots.

The coalition’s spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Asseri said in Doha that the use of civilian areas by the rebels to operate was unfortunate.

Sana’a residents said that the air strikes lasted several hours and hit the defense ministry and al-Hafa military camp.

Saudi officials said they also struck a sports stadium in the southern city of Aden that Houthis used as a weapons and ammunitions storage site.

“The use of schools, sport stadiums, and civilian installations is evidence of the abnormal behaviour of these groups.

“The actions are intended to damage the daily lives of citizens and the infrastructure,’’ Asseri said.

Asseri said that planes carrying medical supplies managed to land in the capital for the first time since fighting began two weeks ago.
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Two planes sent by the Red Cross and UNICEF also delivered over 30 tons of medicine and medical equipment to Sana’a airport. (AGI/NAN)

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