Saudi strikes hit missile depot in Yemen

Fresh Saudi airstrikes have targeted a missile depot in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a, causing huge blasts.

The attacks which took place on Monday hit the Faj Attan district in the mountainous outskirts of the capital where the missile depot is located.

The site has been attacked several times during the four-week Saudi air campaign, with a Yemeni official saying that the air raids are destroying parts of the mountain.

The explosions have shattered the windows and sent clouds of smoke into the sky, besides causing huge damage to the area.

“The hanging ceiling and chandelier fell because of the explosions,” resident Mohammed Mohsen said.

Witnesses also said a number of residents have sustained injuries in the airstrikes.

Meanwhile, reports said Saudi airstrikes pounded the province of Sa’ada.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

According to reports, some 2,600 people, including women and children, have so far lost their lives in the attacks.

By Press TV