Warplanes hit Houthi base in central Yemen, students reported killed




 
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April 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Warplanes hit Houthi base in central Yemen, students reported killed


Warplanes from a Saudi-led air coalition on Tuesday bombed a military base in central Yemen controlled by Houthi fighters and their army allies, and a website of the Houthi-run defense ministry said two students were killed at a neighboring school. Military sources said five bombs were dropped on the Republican Guard base near the city of Ibb, 160 km (100 miles) south of the capital Sanaa, apparently targeting air defense units and soldiers' quarters. Overnight air raids also hit Houthi-held weapons stores near Sanaa and further north in Sanhan, birthplace of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has allied himself and his army loyalists with the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters. Other raids targeted military positions on the Red Sea coast near the port of Hodaida and Yemen's northern provinces of Saadah and Hajja along the border with Saudi Arabia, and a ground forces base at Makairas, 150 km (90 miles) northeast of Aden, the sources said.

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