Arab coalition warplanes pound Houthi sites in Sanaa‏

Saudi-led Arab coalition warplanes pounded Yemeni rebels’ military bases in retaliation for a weekend attack on the Riyadh refinery.


The raids on the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, targeted military camps, as well as Houthi rebel facilities near the city’s airport and in its suburbs, residents said. A separate strike hit a rebel target in the port province of Hodeidah.


The Iran-backed Houthis attacked a Saudi Aramco oil refinery in Riyadh on Friday with six bomb-laden drones. The assault caused a fire that was later controlled with no impact on oil supplies or derivatives, state-run media said. No casualties were reported.


The Houthi escalation is liable to hinder U.S. efforts to end the seven-year war in Yemen, which has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with widespread famine and disease.