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POST TIME: 20 April, 2019 09:14:37 PM
Saudi coalition destroys Yemen rebels’ armory
AFP, Riyadh

Saudi coalition destroys Yemen rebels’ armory

The Saudi-led coalition launched an air raid yesterday on a cave in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, used by Huthi rebels to stockpile drones, a spokesman said.

The cave near the presidential palace in Huthi-held Sanaa contained drones to be used in “terrorist operations”, Colonel Turki al-Maliki said.

The “military target, a cave used by the terrorist Huthi militia to stockpile drones was destroyed,” he said, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Earlier this month, the coalition said that Saudi air defences intercepted two drones launched by Huthi rebels from Yemen that targeted Khamis Mushait, home to a major airbase in the southwest of the kingdom.

And in January the Huthis launched a drone attack on Yemen’s largest airbase, Al-Anad, north of the southern port of Aden, during a military parade.

Eleven people were wounded in the attack, including Yemen’s deputy chief of staff Major General Saleh al-Zandani who later died of his injuries.