Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen capital resume, airport shut - residents

A Saudi-led military coalition conducted airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday for the first time in five months, residents said, after UN-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend. The coalition also forced the suspension of flights into Sanaa International Airport for 72 hours from late on Monday, an airport official and aid agency sources said. The airstrikes hit a presidential compound and military base in Sanaa as well as a Republican Guard base in the Arhab area near the airport, residents said. Pro-government forces are trying to advance into the city from the north and east. (Reuters)

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