Saudi-led coalition targets central security forces camp in Yemen's Sanaa: state TV

Saudi-led coalition targets central security forces camp in Yemen's Sanaa: state TV
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23 December, 2021
A central security forces camp in Yemen's rebel-held capital city was targeted by the Saudi-led coalition early Thursday
Sanaa has been held by Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2015 [Getty- file photo]

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said early on Thursday it targeted a central security forces camp in Yemen's Sanaa, state TV reported.

"The operation in Sanaa is an immediate response after destroying a drone launched towards Jizan," it added, referring to a city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea.

The state TV report said that the attack destroyed seven drones and weapons storehouses at the camp.

Yemen has been torn apart by war since 2014 when Houthi rebels captured the capital Sanaa, forcing the government south.

The Saudi-led coalition aiding government forces entered the conflict in March 2015, but a years-long stalemate has caused the world's worst humanitarian disaster and the killing of hundreds of thousands of people.

(Reuters contributed to this report)