Airstrikes Pound Houthi Targets Near Sanaa Airport, Capital - Reports

© REUTERS / Saudi Press Agency/Handout via ReutersA jet takes off to participate in the Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, at an airbase in an undisclosed location in Saudi Arabia in this April 2, 2015 picture provided by Saudi Press Agency. Picture taken April 2, 2015
A jet takes off to participate in the Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, at an airbase in an undisclosed location in Saudi Arabia in this April 2, 2015 picture provided by Saudi Press Agency. Picture taken April 2, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Heavy airstrikes struck Houthi targets near the Sanaa International Airport and an airbase near Yemen's capital, the Yemeni national military website reported on Monday evening.

According to social media reports, more than 10 strikes were conducted against the al-Dailami air base in Sanaa. Houthi sources have indicated that the attack is in response to their drone attack on the Dubai airport, an incident which the United Arab Emirates denied on Monday ever happened. 

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels ride on a patrol truck during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Per Reuters, al-Masirah TV reported that the Saudi-led coalition had struck the Yemeni airport and air base multiple times.

The latest incident comes after several strikes killed dozens of civilians, including a school bus filled with children. On Friday, Mark Lowcock, undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator for the United Nations, issued a statement condemning recent Saudi-led strikes and calling for an "impartial, independent and prompt investigation into these most recent incidents."

On August 9, Saudi strikes targeted a school bus traveling through northern Yemen, killing 51, 40 which were children. A second strike on Thursday killed at least 22 children and four women as they were fleeing the fighting between the Saudi-UAE coalition supported by the US and Houthi rebels.

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