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14 dead in coalition strikes on Yemen’s Sanaa

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Published: 17:25, 18 January 2022  
14 dead in coalition strikes on Yemen’s Sanaa

An airstrike killed about 14 people in a building in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, reports the gulftoday.ae.

The alliance strikes on Houthi-held Sanaa followed an attack claimed by the Iran-aligned Houthis on Monday on coalition partner the United Arab Emirates, in Abu Dhabi, in which three people were killed.

The coalition also said it intercepted eight drones launched toward Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Early on Tuesday, the coalition said it had begun airstrikes against strongholds and camps in Sanaa belonging to the Houthi group, Saudi state media said.

The strikes appeared to be the deadliest since 2019 on Sanaa.

The strike that killed about 14 people, according to initial estimates, was on the home of a former military official.

Coalition strikes around the city had killed a total of about 20 people, the deputy foreign minister for the Houthi administration, which holds much of northern Yemen, said on Twitter.

Houthi-run Al Masirah TV said strikes had damaged houses, killed at least a dozen people, and wounded about a dozen.

Monday's Houthi-claimed attack on two sites in the UAE set off explosions in fuel trucks, killed three people, and ignited a blaze near Abu Dhabi airport.

Agencies

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