Saudi-led Airstrike on Sana’a Police Kills 15

VOA News

Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least 15 policemen in the Yemeni capital overnight, adding to a death toll of nearly 6,000 people since Riyadh began its military campaign against the Houthi militia that controls Sana’a.

The attack on police headquarters wounded dozens more people. Rescue efforts were underway for survivors trapped under the debris of the building.

Houthi rebels overran the capital in late 2014, triggering the resignation of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in January 2015 and subsequent exile to Riyadh.

Leading a regional coalition, Saudi Arabia has carried out an air campaign against the Houthis since March.

On Sunday, a Saudi coalition airstrike killed an independent reporter for Voice of America and IRIN. Almigdad Mojalli was the sixth journalist killed in Yemen since January 2015.

Some material for this report came from AP, AFP and Reuters.