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23 Jan 2019 | 08:53 PM UTC

Yemen: Explosions reported in Sana’a January 23

Yemen News Alert

Explosions reported in Sana’a January 23; no casualties immediately reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Sana'a


Two explosions were reported in Sana'a early (local time) on Wednesday, January 23. One of the blasts was attributed to an operation targeting a stockpile of missiles and other weapons on Taiz Street; the other blast was at a warehouse storing missiles and weapons in the Qaa Al-Zaidi area, south of Sana'a. No casualties were immediately reported. Similar Saudi-led coalition strikes on suspected weapons stockpiles are possible in Sana'a over the coming days and weeks.


Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered into a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since its intervention began. Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the strikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and markets, in addition to Houthi militant positions and personnel. In total, more than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the fighting and some 3 million have been displaced.


Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments strongly advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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