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Saudi Air Strikes Hit Yemen’s Defense Ministry Headquarter

National Yemen

Smoke Covers Sana’a sky after Saudi bombardment

SANAA:  Thursday late afternoon Saudi Air strikes hit Yemen´s defense ministry in the capital Sana’a. The coalition assumed the ministry is controlled by Houthi rebels and allied troops.

Three explosions were heard as warplanes hit the building in central Sanaa and thick smoke billowed over the area. National Yemen spoke to military staff work at the ministry headquarter who confirm the airstrike bombardment. He is the three explosions took place in remote corners of the back mure.

The attack was part of raids that struck positions across the capital, including a base of the elite Republican Guards in Fajj Attan,  south Sana’a, according to witnesses.

The Republican Guard is a force that has remained loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down in 2012 following nationwide protests against his three-decade rule and who is allied with the Huthi rebels against the government.

 A food supply building belonging to the army in western Sana’a was also targeted in an air raid, other witnesses said.

Earlier in the day, a base for the Republican Guard in Arhab, north of the capital, was also hit.

The attacks come as the an air campaign led by Riyadh in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi entered its third week.