Saudi-Led Coalition Attacks Houthi Military Air Base Near Sanaa Int'l Airport, Source Says

© AP Photo / Hani MohammedA Houthi rebel fighter holds his a weapon during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Iranian-backed Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The Houthi rebels control the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country’s north, where most of the population lives. They are at war with a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition fighting on behalf of the internationally recognized government.
A Houthi rebel fighter holds his a weapon during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Iranian-backed Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The Houthi rebels control the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country’s north, where most of the population lives. They are at war with a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition fighting on behalf of the internationally recognized government. - Sputnik International
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CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting in Yemen has launched airstrikes against a military base of the Shia rebel Houthi movement located near the international airport in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a source from the airport's administration told Sputnik on Sunday.

"The Arab coalition's aircraft launched two strikes against the Al-Dailami air base near Sanaa International Airport north of the capital," the source said.

Yemen has been gripped by a civil war between the Yemeni government forces, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and the Houthi movement since 2014.

The Saudi-led coalition of Arab states entered the conflict on the side of the government in 2015, after the Houthis made significant gains during the early days of clashes. Since then, the coalition has been conducting air, land and sea operations against the rebels, who control Sanaa and large areas in northern and western Yemen.

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