Sanaa: Thirty soldiers were murdered in a Houthi rebel raid, while 30 government-backed soldiers were killed and several others were injured in an airstrike on Yemen’s largest airfield.
Sources in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, said the attack took place at Al-Anad Airbase, 60 kilometers north of Aden, Yemen’s second city, and in the southern part of the country.
A spokesman for the armed forces, Muhammad al-Naqib, said more than 30 soldiers had been killed and 56 wounded in a government-run military installation in the southern province of Lahj.
According to the state-run Saba news agency, Yemeni President Abdullah Mansour Hadi offered condolences over the killings and vowed that “Houthi rebels will pay a heavy price for all crimes committed against the Yemeni people.”
However, no statement has been issued by the insurgents so far. Video footage of the scene showed dozens of people gathering in front of Lahj Hospital where one ambulance after another was bringing injuries.
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