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Headquarters of Saudi Forces in Southern Yemen Rocked by Explosion, Report Says

© REUTERS / Stringer Soldiers inspect the site of a blast in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, July 20, 2016
Soldiers inspect the site of a blast in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, July 20, 2016 - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The headquarters of the Saudi forces in Yemen's southern province of Abyan was hit by an explosion, the Yemeni Belqees TV broadcaster reported on Sunday.

According to the media outlet, the blast occurred in the province’s area of Shukra.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni Almasdar Online news portal reported, citing sources, that an explosive device was planted at the gates of the school, which currently hosts the military committee headed by the Saudi-led coalition.

A Houthi rebel fighter holds his a weapon during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Iranian-backed Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The Houthi rebels control the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country’s north, where most of the population lives. They are at war with a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition fighting on behalf of the internationally recognized government. - Sputnik International
Saudi-Led Coalition Attacks Houthi Military Air Base Near Sanaa Int'l Airport, Source Says

A civil war between the Yemeni government forces, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and the Shia Houthi movement is ongoing since 2014. The Saudi-led coalition of Arab states entered the conflict on the side of the government in 2015, after the Houthis made significant gains during the early days of clashes. The rebel movement controls the capital Sanaa and large areas in northern and western Yemen.

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