From Xinhua News:
Only a few hours after the Houthi launched a ballistic missile at the airport in Riyadh, Saudi warplanes flew over Yemen’s capital city Sana’a and dropped bombs on several targets.
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The warplanes hit several military targets inside Sanaa, including the platform of al-Sabeen square, the nearby presidential palace, the national security headquarters, the interior ministry and the air-defence bases in the capital’s mountains of Attan and Noqom, according to residents and Houthi-run Saba news agency.
Saba reported over 15 airstrikes on the targets inside Sanaa and an approximate number of airstrikes on military targets on the outskirts of Sanaa and around it.
These targets have been hit by the coalition fighter jets for hundreds of times since the beginning of the war two and a half years ago.
Resident houses and properties nearby the targeted places in Sanaa were slightly damaged. There were no reported casualties from the airstrikes overnight and early Sunday morning.
SANAA, YEMEN – NOVEMBER 5: People inspect the area after Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes over Es-Sebin square of Sanaa, Yemen on November 5, 2017. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
From Al Jazeera:
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Residents told Al Jazeera that bombs “rained down” on several neighbourhoods of the capital on Sunday, targeting a stage in al-Sabeen square used by Houthi rebels for military parades, the nearby presidential palace, the national security headquarters and the interior ministry.
Fatik al-Rodaini, an activist based in the capital, told Al Jazeera some of the raids targeted Sanaa’s old city, a UNESCO world heritage site.
“This is the worst day I’ve experienced since the start of the war,” Rodaini said.
“I am fearing for my children’s lives. They haven’t gone outside all day. Just a few minutes ago I was thinking of letting them run to the shops but we heard another loud explosion and my wife said ‘no’.
“The Saudis don’t care about our children, our future, our lives. They know that civilians live in close proximity to government buildings yet they continue to target those areas – they just don’t care.”
SANAA, YEMEN – NOVEMBER 5: A damaged building is seen after Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes over Es-Sebin square of Sanaa, Yemen on November 5, 2017. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)