This picture taken on Dec 21, 2021 shows a general view of destruction following a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Huthi rebel-held Yemeni capital's Sanaa International Airport. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)
CAIRO – The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it launched air strikes against a Houthi security forces camp in Yemen's capital Sanaa, state TV reported early on Thursday.
Houthi-run Masirah TV said the strikes had hit the Sabaeen neighborhood of Sanaa in the early hours, damaging some civilian homes and causing some damage to a maternity and children's hospital
The operation, which the coalition said destroyed seven drone and weapons stores at the camp, was in response to a drone the coalition said had been launched from Houthi territory towards Saudi's Red Sea city of Jizan.
The Yemeni capital is held by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, which has been battling the coalition, which backs Yemen's internationally-recognized government, for seven years.
Houthi-run Masirah TV said the strikes had hit the Sabaeen neighborhood of Sanaa in the early hours, damaging some civilian homes and causing some damage to a maternity and children's hospital.
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During the conflict, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, Houthi forces have regularly sent drones and fired missiles into Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi-led coalition has retaliated with air strikes inside Yemen.
The coalition said it carried out the operation in accordance with international humanitarian law.