Saudi-Led Planes hit Homes of Former President's Family

Published: 13th June 2015 11:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2015 11:58 PM   |  A+A-


SANAA: Yemeni security officials say six civilians were killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa that targeted the homes of relatives of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, say dozens of civilians were injured in Saturday's airstrikes near the homes of Saleh's brothers Ali Saleh al-Ahmar, Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar, and his nephew Yahya Mohammed Abdullah.

It was not immediately clear whether Saleh's family members were present at the time.

Military units loyal to Saleh have aligned themselves with the Shiite rebels who overran the capital and large portions of the country.

The Saudi-led coalition began conducting airstrikes on March 26 aimed at pushing the rebels back and supporting Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.


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