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Yemenis inspect the wreckage of buildings after they were hit by Saudi-UAE-led airstrikes at a neighborhood in Sana’a, Yemen, 18 January 2022. The Saudi-UAE-led coalition’s airstrikes targeted a neighborhood in Sana’a, killing at least 12 Yemenis, injuring 11 others and destroying five buildings. The coalition intensified airstrikes on the Houthis-held provinces of Yemen, including the capital Sana’a, after the Houthis claimed responsibility for drone attacks that targeted the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. The Saudi-UAE-led military coalition have intervened in Yemen’s ongoing war since 2015. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB

11 dead as coalition strikes Yemen after Abu Dhabi attack

Eleven people were killed in coalition air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, a witness and medical sources told AFP Tuesday, after the insurgents launched a rare and deadly attack on the United Arab Emirates. “Eleven people were killed. The search is still going on for survivors in the rubble,” said Akram al-Ahdal, a relative […]

11 dead as coalition strikes Y

Yemenis inspect the wreckage of buildings after they were hit by Saudi-UAE-led airstrikes at a neighborhood in Sana’a, Yemen, 18 January 2022. The Saudi-UAE-led coalition’s airstrikes targeted a neighborhood in Sana’a, killing at least 12 Yemenis, injuring 11 others and destroying five buildings. The coalition intensified airstrikes on the Houthis-held provinces of Yemen, including the capital Sana’a, after the Houthis claimed responsibility for drone attacks that targeted the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. The Saudi-UAE-led military coalition have intervened in Yemen’s ongoing war since 2015. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB

Eleven people were killed in coalition air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, a witness and medical sources told AFP Tuesday, after the insurgents launched a rare and deadly attack on the United Arab Emirates.

“Eleven people were killed. The search is still going on for survivors in the rubble,” said Akram al-Ahdal, a relative of some of the victims. A medical source confirmed the death toll.

The air strikes hit two houses, leaving them in ruins, Ahdal said. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led pro-government coalition fighting rebel forces.

‘RETALIATION’

The late Monday strikes came hours after Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed a drone and missile attack on the UAE capital Abu Dhabi which killed three people and wounded six.

The Huthis have carried out repeated cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia, but this is the first deadly assault acknowledged by the UAE inside its borders and claimed by the Yemeni insurgents.

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