On January 19, a new wave of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which is held by the Houthis (Ansar Allah).
The airstrikes destroyed a waste processing plant located in the southwestern part of Sanaa. Yet, the coalition claimed that the airstrikes targeted positions and camps of the Houthis. No casualties were reported as a result of the airstrikes.
Two days earlier, coalition warplanes targeted a number of apartment buildings in the western part of Sanaa. At least 14 people were killed and more than 11 others were wounded. The casualties were all civilians, according to the pro-Houthi al-Masirah TV.
The Saudi-led coalition’s recent airstrikes on Sanaa were a response to the January 17 Houthi missile and drone attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The attack causing some serious material damage and claimed the lives of three people.
Satellite photos show the aftermath of a deadly drone strike on an oil facility in Abu Dhabi.
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According to the coalition, the recent airstrikes on Houthi positions in Sanaa were carried by F-15 fighter jets of the Royal Saudi Air Force and F-16 fighter jets of the UAE Air Force.
The airstrikes will not likely deter the Houthis, who continued to threaten the UAE and Saudi Arabia following January 17 attack.