Houthi media: Air strike on Yemen army HQ kills scores


Houthi media: Air strike on Yemen army HQ kills scores

Al Jazeera And Reuters, 08 Jun 2015

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At least 44 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in an air strike at the Yemeni army headquarters in the capital Sanaa, according to the Houthi-run Saba news agency.

Earlier on Sunday, army officials said that four explosions shook the compound in central Sanaa, where soldiers allied with the Houthi group that dominates Yemen had gathered since Saturday evening to get their pay cheques.
"More than 44 citizens were martyred and 100 others [injured] including women and children, according to preliminary figures," Saba said, adding the air strikes targeted the armed forces high command building in the Tahrir area.

Officials speaking to the AP news agency on condition said only 22 people were killed and that the dead were mostly soldiers. The officials added that the air strikes damaged several nearby homes.

An Arab coalition has been bombarding Houthi rebels and allied army units since March 26 in a campaign aimed at restoring President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

Residents said coalition aircraft also targeted other military camps east and west of the capital but there was no immediate word on casualties, the Reuters news agency reported.