Saudi jets pound army bases, depots in Yemen capital
Published: May 20, 2015 4:12 pm
20 May 2015, Nirapad News: Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition carried out the most sustained bombardment of Yemen’s capital Sana’a in nearly two months of air strikes on Tuesday night, residents of the city said, hitting army bases and weapons depots.
It was the first time air strikes continued from morning until after midnight since the campaign began on March 26, residents said, and led to terrifying blasts across the city.
Yemen’s exiled government in Riyadh, backed by the coalition, said on Tuesday it would not agree to talks with rebels until they withdrew from cities and surrendered weapons, meaning peace talks to end the civil war seem unlikely soon.
The coalition restarted strikes late on Sunday after a five-day humanitarian pause, waving away pleas for an extension by the United Nations by pointing to what it said were repeated abuses of the ceasefire by rebels, publishes this report on Wednesday.