Yemeni fighter jets strike rebels camps in Sana’a

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SANA’A, – The Defence Ministry said Thursday that warplanes raided military camps belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Sana’ a.

A Ministry of  Defence report said warplanes struck the al-Dailamy air force base in northern Sana’a and destroyed the runway, which is adjacent to the civil airport.

The strikes also targeted weapon depots at a missile base in the southern part of Sana’a, which is controlled by the army loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

Mohammed al-Boukhaiti, a member of Houthi bureau, told newsmen that “Saudi aggression is a declaration of against the Yemeni people and we will fight them.’’

He said had began a war which could lead the whole into an all-out war, adding that the Houthi group was obliged to deal with this “aggression.”

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The General People’s Congress, the former ruling party led by Saleh, said that “the Saudi air aggression violates the Charter of the UN and the agreement signed by Saudi and Yemeni governments.’’

It said that Saudi airstrikes targeted the Sana’a airport and al-Dailami Air Force Base, causing huge explosions that shocked Sana’a as anti-aircraft artillery responded to confront the Saudi aggression.

Yemeni President, Abd-Rabbu Hadi, and its main ally, Saudi Arabia, have accused Saleh of supporting the Houthi group to overrun the country. (Xinhua/NAN)