Saudi-led coalition air strikes target cities of Sanaa and Saada, killing dozens, including four Houthi leaders
Dailami air base in Sanaa and other sites belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Saada and Hodeida, Marib, have been targeted by Saudi-led coalition air strikes which killed dozens, including three Houthi leaders.
Among the leaders killed was Abou al Fadl Kibsi, who died in camp Kovel Besruah west of Marib. In Sanaa flames also rose from inside the Dailami base located north of the Yemeni capital.
Coalition air strikes carried out heavy shelling in the northern city of Saada, which is considered a Houthi stronghold. Sites belonging to the militia were targeted, including the areas of al Hsamh and al Mlahiz. The government compound in Beit al-Faqih province west of Yemen was also targeted.
Renewed heavy fighting crippled Aden south of Yemen, leaving nearly thirty people dead and wounded on Wednesday.
An Al Jazeera correspondent reported the outbreak of clashes between Iranian backed militants and the Popular Resistance (the forces loyal to ousted Yemeni President Abd Mansur Hadi) near al-Houthi Anad base, killing a number of rebels and other civilians.
At least two civilians were killed in Houthi artillery shelling along with militia forces loyal to the ousted former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, targeting several areas in the southern province of Dali and damaging dozens of homes.
The bombing coincided with renewed clashes between the resistance and forces opposed to President Hadi in Dali. Local sources confirmed the arrival of large reinforcements for the Houthis in Dali, including tanks and military vehicles.
In Taiz in the south, four Houthi militants were killed and six wounded in an attack near the targeted special security forces camp.