At Least 17 'Killed' in Saudi Arabia-Led Military Offensive in Yemen

World | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 10:01
Bulgaria: At Least 17 'Killed' in Saudi Arabia-Led Military Offensive in Yemen A Yemeni man sits beside vehicles which were allegedly destroyed by a Saudi air strike, in Sana`a, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

Seventeen people could have died so far in Yemen during the offensive of Saudi Arabia and regional allies early on Thursday, AFP reports citing civil defense sources.

Saudi forces, which some media outlets say number 100 aircraft, bombed positions of Houthi rebels in the country's capital Sanaa alongside jets from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Jordan, according to Al Arabia TV station.

Houthi Shia rebels overthrow Yemen's President in February, deepening turmoil in a country torn for years by unrest and civil war.

A Houthi spokesperson told Al Jazeera that militants deem the attack to be "a declaration of war on Yemen".

Gulf states including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar earlier vowed to help Pressident Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the conflict with Houthi rebels. The government in Ryadh, which is the leading force behind the airstrikes, considers the Houthi cabinet to be "illegitimate".

The US says it does not provide direct support to the coalition, but President Barack Obama has authorized "the provision of logistical and intelligence support to GCC-led military operations".

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Yemen, Saudi Arabia, airstrike, Houthi, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria