Sanaa, Jan 18 (EFE).- Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured in the Saudi-led coalition’s deadliest attack on Sanaa since 2017, which came in retaliation for attacks claimed by the Houthi rebels against the United Arab Emirates.
The airstrikes, carried out late Monday, killed Brigadier General Abdullah Qassim al-Junaid, the former director of the Houthis’ Airforce Academy, and family members, the Houthi-controlled Saba news agency announced on Tuesday.
The strikes totally destroyed al-Junaid’s house in the Yemeni capital and killed children and women, the source reported without providing more details.
Rescuers were still searching for two missing people under the collapsed roof of the two-storey building, located in the upscale Libyan neighbourhood, Tuesday morning, according to an Efe reporter at the scene.
On Tuesday, the coalition announced that it had launched “separate airstrikes on Houthi strongholds and camps in Sanaa,” the official Saudi news agency, SPA reported.
The strike came a day after the Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for two attacks on the international airport and an industrial area in Abu Dhabi.
Monday’s attacks left at least three dead and six injured in the industrial area.
The incidents in the UAE come after the Houthi rebels lost control of a province to UAE-backed forces on January 12.
The UAE is part of a Saudi-led Arab military coalition that supports the internationally recognized Yemeni government against the Shiite Houthi movement. EFE