Saudi-led coalition warplanes Sanaa Yemen

Saudi-Led Coalition Attacks Air Base In Yemen

The military coalition raided an air base near Sanaa Airport.

Saudi-led coalition warplanes Sanaa Yemen

Library image of Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemen (Picture: PA).

An air base near Sanaa's airport has been reportedly raided by the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen.

The base near the Yemeni capital is currently controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. 

A Saudi news agency quoted a coalition spokesman as saying that the militants had turned Sanaa airport into a military barracks and drone launch pad.

According to SPA news agency, Colonel Turki al-Maliki said: "The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia have transformed Sanaa airport into a military barracks and a place to launch drones to carry out terrorist attacks that threaten regional and international security."

Al-Maliki added that the targets were legitimate and that the operation is consistent with international humanitarian law.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Sunni Muslim allies have been fighting since March 2015 against the Houthis, who drove the country's internationally recognized government into exile in 2014.

The Houthis control much of north Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.