Saudi-Led Coalition Intensifies Yemen Airstrike
Saudi-Led Coalition Intensifies Yemen Airstrike

Saudi-Led Coalition Intensifies Yemen Airstrike

Saudi-Led Coalition Intensifies Yemen Airstrike

The US-backed Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on Yemen early on Wednesday as the armed Houthi movement tightened its grip on the capital after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who switched sides in the civil war.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched dozens of raids on Houthi positions in Sanaa and nearby provinces, a day after Saleh’s son vowed to take revenge, Reuters reported.
Yemen’s pro-Houthi Al Masirah television station said the coalition bombed Saleh’s residence and other houses of his family members which are now controlled by the Houthis. Airstrikes also hit northern provinces including Taiz, Haja, Midi and Saada, it added. The intervention by Ahmed Ali, a former leader of the elite Republican Guard once seen as a successor to his father, provided the anti-Houthi movement with a potential figurehead after a week of fighting that saw the Houthis rout Saleh’s supporters.
Political sources said the Houthis had arrested dozens of Saleh’s allies and army officers affiliated with his party in and around the city. Several had been killed in the raids.
Saleh had helped the Houthis win control of much of the north, including Sanaa, and his decision to switch allegiance and abandon the Houthis in the past week was the most dramatic change in three years of stalemated war.


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