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Sunday Air Raids wake Sleepers Up In Sana’a

By NY Staff

Around 2:30AM, early morning Sunday April 26, 2015, an Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook the capital in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month aiming to bring President Hadi legitimacy.

There were at least five air strikes on military positions and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Houthi-held capital Sana’a at dawn on Sunday, while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said.

The explosions were so big they shook the house, waking us and our kids up.  “Kids jumped out of their bedrooms calling for the help of their parents who run quickly to calm them down”  Said Khaled. Life has really become unbearable in this city, there is no electricity neither fuel and we cannot sleep from the none stop  bombardments.

 The strikes on Sanaa were the first since the Saudi-led coalition said last week it was scaling back a campaign against the Houthis. But the air raids soon resumed as the Houthis’ nationwide gains had not been notably rolled back, and there has been no visible progress toward peace talks.