Yemen: Saudi fighter jets destroy runway in Sanaa
Allegedly wanted to stop an Iranian aircraft Saudi Arabia, so an air strike flew in Yemen. The result: the runway in Sanaa is destroyed machines with supplies can not land.
Saudi Arabian fighter jets bombed the airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and destroyed a runway. The alleged reason for the attack: The landing of an Iranian aircraft should be prevented. The machine has violated the airspace of Yemen and the pilot had ignored several warnings, the spokesman said the out of Saudi Arabia coalition.
An official of the airport said, however, there was no Iranian machine want to land in Sanaa. The coalition had made a mistake, he said. The runway was now so damaged that no planes carrying relief supplies could put more.
Airport Sanaa is controlled by the Shi’ite Houthi rebels, who have brought in January with its allies in the army is the capital and large areas in the center and south of the country under their control.
Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies bomb for weeks positions of the Houthi rebels in Yemen. In order to support the President Abed Rabbo fled abroad Mansur Hadi. Saudi Arabia accused the Shiite Iran of supporting the Houthis with weapons. The rebels and Tehran reject the accusation. Last week, the coalition had actually explains the intervention ended. Eyewitnesses, however, had reported further air attacks.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic. The delivery of aid was also previously been difficult. The military coalition that currently controls the Yemeni airspace requires aircraft that are putting on their way to Yemen a stopover in Saudi Arabia to be searched.