Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital, ending lull

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 26, 2015 3:21 AM

(Reuters) - At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, residents said.

The bombings were the first raids on the city since a Saudi-led alliance said last week it was scaling back a campaign against Iranian-allied Houthi militias, which control Sanaa and have powerful allies in Yemen's factionalized armed forces.

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(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Noah Browning, Editing by William Maclean and Gareth Jones)