The Saudi-led coalition has carried out several strikes on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, Reuters reported citing witnesses.
A military spokesman for Yemen's Houthi movement claimed a day earlier that the group targeted Riyadh and several southern Saudi cities with drones and rockets overnight. The attacks were reportedly launched in retaliation for airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on Houthi positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa and areas close to the southern Saudi border.
Last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a global ceasefire in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The secretary-general’s call was welcomed by all sides of the conflict in Yemen.
A day later, Hizam al-Assad, a member of the Houthi politburo, said that the rebels would welcome any ceasefire if it led to the easing of a blockade placed on territory under their control.
A Saudi-led coalition of mostly Arab states has conducted military operations in support of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi against the Houthi militants since 2015.