Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Targeted Yemeni Capital Sanaa. Casualties Reported (Photos, Videos)


On November 27 morning, warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out a wave of airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa and its outskirts, which are controlled by the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah.

According to the pro-Houthis al-Masirah TV, five airstrikes targeted the Attan neighborhood, the Military Academy and the al-Hafa area in Sanaa.

At least twelve other airstrikes hit the following areas near the capital:

  • The Ayban Mount in the district of Bani Matar;
  • The al-Sama’a area in the district of Arhab;
  • The villages of Rima Hamid and Jarban in the district of Sanhan.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes also carried out at least four airstrikes on the village of al-Jarbah of al-Durayhimi district in the western province of al-Hudaydah. The area is also under a UN-backed ceasefire.

According to the Ministry of Health in Sanaa, a civilian was killed and four others were wounded as a result of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.

“There is nothing new in the bombing of Sanaa and the rest of Yemen’s provinces, except to emphasize the importance of continued response and deterrence until the aggression stops and the siege is lifted,” Mohamad Abdulsalam, a spokesman for Ansar Allah, said on Twitter. “While the coalition of aggression thinks that it will change something in the course of its confrontation, it forgets that six full years of brutal bombing have only increased the Yemenis’ solidity, cohesion and strength.”

The Saudi-led coalition has not yet released any statement clarifying the aims of its airstrikes. However, the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV said the airstrikes targeted military camps and missile launchers of the Houthis.

The airstrikes were likely a response to two recent successful attacks by the Houthis, which targeted an oil facility and a tanker near the western Saudi city of Jeddah.