- Title: YEMEN-SECURITY Saudi-led air strikes target military posts in Yemeni capital
- Date: 14th September 2015
- Summary: SANAA, YEMEN (SEPTEMBER 14, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING FROM MINISTRY OF DEFENSE BUILDING VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING FROM DAILAMI MILITARY AIRBASE NEAR THE CAPITAL'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SMOKE SEEN RISING THROUGH BRICK SMOKE RISING FROM DAILAMI MILITARY AIRBASE
- Embargoed: 29th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Yemen
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: Saudi-led coalition forces pounded military targets held by Iran-backed Houthis in the capital Sanaa on Monday (September 14), as the Arab coalition steps up air strikes in the aftermath of a Houthi attack on Gulf troops that killed more than 60 earlier this month.
Monday's attacks struck a ministry of defence building and the Dailami military airbase near the capital's main international airport.
There were no official reports of casualties.
The air strikes came a day after five Saudi soldiers were killed near the border with Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency said late on Sunday (September 13).
An Emirati soldier was also killed on Sunday in the ground offensive in the energy-rich province of Marib, the official WAM news agency reported, where coalition forces are engaged in a full on battle to retake the territory.
In a serious blow to peace efforts meanwhile, Yemen's exiled government pulled out of U.N. mediated peace talks with the Houthis, casting doubt on the prospects of resolving the six-month old conflict that has forced some 800,000 Yemenis into displacement.
Peace talks in June failed to end the fighting, which has brought the country to the brink of famine, killed more than 4,500 people and led to a security vacuum that has strengthened Al Qaeda's Yemen branch.
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