SANAA, Yemen, Nov 12 (NNN-SABA) – Fresh Saudi-led air strikes hit a residential neighbourhood, in central Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, injuring at least six residents and completely destroying four houses.

Residents said, the first air strike hit the compound of the defence ministry, late night, Friday, and minutes later the second hit the residential quarters just a few metres east of the ministry building.

Dozens of houses and cars were badly damaged.

A medic at the Al-Thawra hospital confirmed the injury of six residents.

This is the latest in a series of air strikes by the coalition, since the war began more than two years ago.

Last week, a Saudi-led coalition air strike killed and wounded at least 50 people, including civilians, in a village in Yemen’s north-west province of Hajjah, according to a provincial security official and medics.

The coalition stepped up their air campaign, following the Yemeni rebels’ Houthi ballistic missile, earlier last week, that fell and exploded at the King Khalid Airport, north of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The action led the coalition to impose all-out blockade and closed all air, sea and land ports of Yemen, for fear of smuggling weapons to the rebels.


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