SANAA, Yemen, Oct 23 (NNN-SABA) – Saudi Arabia-led coalition, launched a series of air strikes, targeting the home village of the Houthi-allied former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in the south-east of the capital, Sanaa.

The air strikes targeted the Jarban area, in the village of Sanhan, the official said.

Local residents said, the air strikes targeted several sites, mountains and farms in the area.

No casualties were reported, but dozens of houses near the targeted locations were slightly damaged.

The coalition has resumed military air campaign on surrounding military sites and in Sanaa, over the past two days, nearly two months after the coalition halted the air strikes on Sanaa, following the Aug 25 air strike, that killed 14 residents, including six children in the capital.

Last week, Saleh was admitted to the hospital in Sanaa, where he had a successful operation, performed by a Russian medical team, according to a statement by Saleh’s General People’s Congress party.

Saleh had narrowly survived an assassination attempt in his residence in 2011, amid all-out popular protests against him, that eventually ended his 33-year rule.

In Sept, 2014, Saleh’s loyal forces helped the Shiite Houthi rebels to seize control of Sanaa and much of the country’s northern areas.

The conflict has drawn in the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Mar, 2015, to help the internationally recognised Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, counter the Houthi-Saleh rebellion.


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