yemen air strikes

Western-Backed Coalition Under Pressure over Yemen Raids

By William Maclean DUBAI, Oct 9 – An air strike on a funeral wake, widely blamed on Saudi-led warplanes, poses more trouble for a Western-backed Arab campaign against Yemen’s Houthis that has long been criticised for civilian losses. The White House announced an immediate review of Washington’s support for the 18-month-old military push after planes

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Yemen Ex-President Urges Attack on Saudi Arabia After Air Strike

DUBAI, Oct 9  – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saleh, a politician who retains influence over Yemen’s military, spoke a day after an apparent Saudi-led air attack on a meeting hall

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At Least 21 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Air Strikes in Yemen: Residents

SANAA, Sept 11 – At least 21 civilians were killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen on Saturday, residents said on Sunday, as fighting intensified in the country before the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast. They said at least 15 civilians were killed when war planes targeted workers drilling for

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Air Strike on Yemen Hospital Kills At Least Seven: Residents, Officials

DUBAI, Aug 15 – A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a hospital in Yemen’s northern Hajja province on Monday, residents and local officials said, killing at least seven people and wounding 13. A Reuters witness at the scene of the attack in the Abs district said medics could not immediately evacuate the wounded because war

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Saudi-Led Air Strikes on Yemen Capital Resume, Airport Shut: Residents

CAIRO, Aug 9 – A Saudi-led military coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday for the first time in five months, residents said, after U.N.-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend. The Saudi-led coalition is backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu

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Saudi-Led Coalition Launches 30 Air Strikes in Yemen: Residents

CAIRO, Aug 7 – A Saudi-led military coalition carried out around 30 air strikes throughout Yemen on Sunday, residents said, a day after U.N. talks to end a civil war there expired without achieving peace. The bombings were aimed at Yemen’s armed Houthi movement in Sanaa, Saada, Jawf, Hajja and Taiz provinces, stretching from the

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Five Dead as Air Strikes Hit Yemeni Oil Storage Facilities

CAIRO, Jan 21 – Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit oil storage facilities at Yemen’s Ras Isa port on the Red Sea on Thursday, killing at least five people, oil workers said. They said the attack targeted a facility used to load tanker trucks with refined products for domestic distribution. The area was on fire

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Residents Say Yemen’s Capital Hit By Heaviest Air Strikes Yet

CAIRO, Jan 7  – Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain military

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