Houthis' missile depot explodes in Yemen's Sanaa: residents

Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-26 20:59:47|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, April 26 (Xinhua) -- A missile depot of Yemen's Houthi militia exploded in a series of blasts in the capital city of Sanaa at dawn on Monday, residents said.

The blasts in the depot in al-Jiraf neighborhood in the northern part of Sanaa rocked the whole city.

The residents said the windows of many residential buildings in al-Jiraf were blown out by the blasts.

Shrapnel also damaged dozens of the nearby citizens' houses, according to the witnesses.

The Houthi authorities cordoned off the site. There haven't been reports of casualties so far.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Houthis have recently escalated cross-border missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, which support Hadi's government. Enditem