Yemen’s Houthis: Saudi coalition strike hits Sanaa factory

November 23, 2021

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike Tuesday gutted a plastics factory in Yemen’s rebel-held capital of Sanaa, the rebels said, the latest attack amid an escalation in fighting in recent weeks.

The dawn strike hit a factory owned by a Syrian national and situated near a hospital in the south of the city, according to a statement from the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. No casualties were immediately reported.

There was no immediate comment from the coalition.

Yemen’s war began with the 2014 takeover of Sanaa by the Houthis, who control much of the country’s north. The Saudi-led coalition entered the war the following year determined to restore the internationally recognized government and oust the rebels.

In several areas across the country in recent weeks, long-established front lines have moved or seen increased fighting, worrying aid agencies and international observers.

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