SANAA, Yemen- Saudi-led coalition war planes, hit military camps inside Yemen's capital Sanaa, five times on Wednesday night, local residents said.

The air strikes came a few hours after Houthi rebels said they fired a ballistic missile towards Saudi Aramco storage tanks.

The residents in the capital reported five air strikes hitting military camps in Attan mountain, in the south-western part of Sanaa. The explosions echoed across the densely populated city, which is under the control of the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels.

The air strikes, on Wednesday night, came amid military escalation on the ground, from all rival warring forces in Yemen, after more than a month of relative calm in the capital city.

Earlier in the day, the Houthi group said, its fighters fired a ballistic missile towards storage tanks of Saudi oil giant, Aramco, in the south-western province of Jizan. However, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported that, the missile was intercepted and destroyed.

A day earlier, Saudi Arabia said, one of its oil tankers was targeted in the Red Sea international waters, off the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, which is under the control of the Houthis.

The Houthis have yet to claim responsibility, but some of its activists said, Tuesday's attack on the Saudi tanker in the Red Sea was done by a land-to-sea missile in retaliation for the coalition's recent air strikes on Hodeidah.

The coalition has launched thousands of air strikes on the Iran-aligned Shiite Houthis, in attempts to roll back rebel gains and reinstate President Hadi in the capital, Sanaa.


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