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01 Jul 2020 | 02:26 PM UTC

Yemen: Houthi sources report coalition airstrikes in various locations in Sana’a July 1

Yemen News Alert

Saudi-led coalition conduct airstrikes in numerous locations in Sana’a on July 1; further fighting between Saudi-led coalition and Houthi forces likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/4/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Sana'a


Local media sources have reported that aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition carried out dozens of airstrikes targeting Houthis military facilities in the Jebel Haddayn, Nuqam, Sanhan, and Al Sawad districts (Sana'a) on Wednesday, July 1. There have been no immediate reports of casualties, and the extent of the damage caused is unclear.

Further fighting between Houthi and Saudi-led coalition forces is likely over the near term.


Yemen is engaged in a complex and multifaceted conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered 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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