More than 12 dead in a coalition strike in Sana’a, Yemen

Residents said about 14 people were killed in a bombing of a building in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, during a city-wide strike initiated by a Yemeni Aden-Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group.

The Houthi’s alliance strike to Sana’a killed three people following an alleged attack by the Houthi alliance with Iran against its coalition partner United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The coalition also said it intercepted eight drones launched into Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the coalition said it had launched air strikes on the Houthi group’s fortresses and camps in Sana’a, according to Saudi state media.

The strike appeared to be the most deadly in Sanaa since 2019.

Initial estimates indicate that the strike, which killed about 14 people, took place at the home of a former military official.

It killed him, his wife, his 25-year-old son, other family members, and some unidentified people, medical personnel and residents told Reuters.

The Houthi administration’s deputy foreign minister, who occupies most of northern Yemen, said on Twitter that a total of about 20 people were killed in a coalition strike around the city.

Al Masirah TV, run by the Houthi, said the strike damaged homes, killing at least 12 people and injuring about 12 people.

The United Arab Emirates has armed and trained Yemeni troops who recently joined the battle with the Houthis in Shabwah and Malibu, Yemen’s energy-producing regions.

Monday’s Houthi attack on two sites in the United Arab Emirates caused a fuel truck explosion, killing three people and burning near Abu Dhabi Airport.

In response, the UAE said it reserves the right to respond to “terrorist attacks and escalation of crime.”

By AlaaSwilam and Mohammed Ghobari