Arab coalition air strikes target Sanaa and Saada

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen target capital Sanaa and Houthi training checkpoints in Saada

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Arab coalition air strikes led by Saudi Arabia have targeted militias loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in the capital of Sanaa, in addition to strongholds of the Iranian backed Houthis in Saada, north of Yemen, according to "Sky News Arabic."

The air strikes hit the headquarters of Saleh's nephew in Sanaa, Yahya Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, who was a senior officer in the Central Security forces before the dismissal of Saleh in 2011

Eight people were killed and 40 wounded in the bombings of homes of relatives of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

Yemeni military sources said that a number of rebels were killed or wounded in Bani Matar west of Sanaa, in an attack carried about by the anti-Houthi Popular Resistance group.

In Taiz clashes broke out between the two groups in the vicinity of Mount Jar, according to Sky news, who added that the Houthi rebels were resorting to launching indiscriminate shelling of the neighborhood kindergarten.

Two days ago when a delegation from the Yemeni government in Riyadh and rebel representatives agreed on peace talks in Geneva, which are due to start Monday under the auspices of the United Nations.

TRTWorld and agencies