‘Al Houthi leaders were inside the presidential palace when the Saudi-led coalition jets struck’
Sana’a: Residents of Yemen’s capital say airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition have hit the presidential palace in Sana’a, causing causalities.
The eyewitnesses say fighter jets bombed Sana’a several times around midday Monday.
The strikes targeted senior Al Houthi leaders, residents told Gulf News.
Sky News Arabia reported that Mohammad Ali Al Houthi, the leader of rebels’ Revolutionary Committees, and Mahdi Al Mashshat, the president of their Supreme Political Council, were inside the presidential palace when the fighter jets struck.
The report added that Al Houthis sealed off roads leading to the palace and prevented people from leaving the area.
Al Houthis said the airstrikes killed six civilians and wounded 30.
Images on social media show bloodied faces of the wounded and columns of smoke rising over Sana’a.
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The Saudi-led coalition has been waging a war against the Houthis to restore the country’s internationally recognized government to power.