Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

Nov 12, 2017, 02:12
Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

It wasn't immediately clear if the attacks were air or missile strikes, but they came following reports that Iran had manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital a week ago.

It is noted that the strikes were aimed at the Ministry of defense of Yemen.

As reported Корреспондент.neton 6 November the command of the Arab coalition, said that closes all ports of Yemen after the missile launch in Riyadh by Yemeni Houthi rebels. My entire house shook'.

A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike.

The Saudi-led coalition is still blocking desperately-needed United Nations aid deliveries to Yemen despite the re-opening of the port of Aden and of a land border crossing, a United Nations spokesman said yesterday.

The United Nations and several humanitarian groups this week warned that millions could die in Yemen from starvation if the blockade, which includes relief aid, was not lifted.

Flights by national carrier Yemenia to the pro-Saudi government-held cities of Aden and Seiyun would resume on Sunday, Yemeni Transport Minister Mourad al-Halimi said.

More than 2,000 Yemenis have died in a cholera outbreak now affecting almost one million people.

Yemen has been immersed in a violent conflict between President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's government and the Houthi Shia movement.

The Huthis continue to control the capital Sanaa and much of Yemen's north.