Aviation of the Arab coalition during the bombing caused significant damage to the airport in the capital of Yemen Sana, controlled by the rebel forces. This is reported on Tuesday, the site of the Lebanese Daily Star, citing representatives of local authorities.
As a result of the air strike, the airport navigation system was disabled.
According to the insurgents, “because of this, the only flights to Sana’a airport were stopped – flights of the UN and other international organizations delivering humanitarian aid.”
In turn, the Associated Press agency notes that the damages also received a runway and that at the moment the airport is under repair.
The armed conflict in Yemen continues from March 2014. Husit insurgents and loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, part of the army oppose the troops of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is supported by the forces of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
According to the UN, 20 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance, 7 million of them are on the verge of starvation. Also, according to UN information, cholera is rampant in Yemen, and currently 850,000 people are registered, sick with cholera or people with suspected disease.