Air strike on missile base in Yemen capital kills 25, wounds hundreds

Update – Saudi Arabia announces operation Decisive Storm in Yemen is over

Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing at least 19 in a city in the country’s west, officials said. Picture: AP/Hani Mohammed

(Reuters) – An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that killed 25 people and wounded almost 400 on Monday, state news agency Saba said.

Saudi Arabia has led an alliance of Sunni Arab countries in air strikes against the Iran-allied Shi’ite Houthi group and army units loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

“Twenty-five citizens were killed and more than 398 were wounded, mostly women and children, according to a preliminary figure after the Saudi aggression’s bombing today,” said the agency, which is run by the Houthis.

The number could not be immediately verified, but medical sources told Reuters at least 15 people had been killed and scores wounded…

Video at link.

Share
  • David

    transit site for s300s’ I hope.

    • Saudi announced the end of the airstrikes.

      • Gettingby

        Perhaps they found out how difficult it is to prevent civilian casualties and now have more respect for Israeli efforts…not likely.

      • David

        Best blog in Canada!

  • David

    OT

    Steve Forbert

    What kinda guy am I really am?
    I love some turkey but I don’t eat lamb
    No sweet potato but I do like ham
    What kinda guy am I really am?

    What kinda guy am I really I?
    I kept my jacket but I lost my tie
    I’ll tell you truly that I sometimes lie
    What kinda guy am I really I?

    What kinda guy am I really who?
    Don’t wear pajamas and I don’t sniff glue
    I’m Mississippi, got the New York blues
    What kinda guy am I really who?

    What kinda guy am I really what?
    I might be leaving but the door ain’t shut
    I’m here for loving but I ain’t no slut
    What kinda guy am I really what?

    What kinda guy am I really am?
    I love some turkey but I don’t eat lamb
    No sweet potato but I do like ham
    What kinda guy am I, am I really am?

    Read more: Steve Forbert – What Kinda Guy? Lyrics | MetroLyrics

    • David

      A jerk most likely.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Has HRW blamed Israel for disproportionate force yet?