Saudi Airstrikes Hit Yemen Hotel, Killing Dozens

Geneva Matthews
August 25, 2017

Pictures from the scene in the aftermath of the bombing show two bodies hanging from the top story of the ruined hotel in the Arhab area, some 20km (13 miles) north of the capital Sanaa.

The Houthis, whose territory includes Sanaa, are fighting Yemen's internationally-recognised government that is backed by the Saudi-led military alliance in a war which has killed at least 10,000 and unleashed a humanitarian disaster.

They said an estimated number of 60 were killed in the strikes on Wednesday morning.

The coalition carried out multiple airstrikes in Yemen overnight killing both Houthi rebels and civilians.

There was no immediate comment from the coalition.

The conflict in Yemen began in 2014, when Houthi rebels seized Sana'a, and escalated in March 2015 with the intervention of the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition in support of ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Most of the dead at the hotel were merchants, he said.

The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country's ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

The conflict has so far killed over 10,000 civilians, displaced 3 million people and pushed the impoverished nation to the brink of starvation.

"Meanwhile, Yemen's Interior Ministry said that seven Houthi fighters were died in coalition airstrikes at other locations in the capital".

Their leadership convened on Wednesday and recommended the announcement of a state of emergency and suspension of all "party activity", telling Saleh's supporters any mass gatherings should be made on battlefronts, not in public squares.

Houthis slammed Saleh and in a statement released yesterday, labelling Saleh a " traitor who crossed a red line".

Saleh as president had fought successive wars against the Houthis and that could once again become the norm.

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