Saudi-led airstrike hits cave storing drones in Yemen's rebel-held capital

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-20 22:52:59|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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SANAA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The Saudi-led coalition launched an airstrike on Saturday on a cave in Yemen's capital Sanaa, which was used by Houthi rebels to store military drones, Saudi-run Al Arabiya TV reported.

The coalition spokesperson Turki al-Maliki said the targeted cave located in Nahdain camp near the presidential palace, south of Sanaa.

"It is a legal military target," al-Maliki was quoted as saying by Al Arabiya.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Houthi rebels, meanwhile, said two airstrikes hit Nahdain mountain at dawn.

This is the latest coalition airstrike on alleged Yemeni rebel military drone store.

Earlier in April, the coalition said it destroyed a Houthi drones manufacturing plant and a store containing launch pads north of Sanaa.

Saudi Arabia-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to support Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after Houthi rebels forced him into exile and seized much of the country's north, including Sanaa.