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Airstrikes leave trail of destruction in Sanaa

Monday, July 06, 2015 - 01:03

Saudi-led airstrikes target sites across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, reportedly killing a total of 42 people in two days of assault. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Saudi-led air strikes haven't let up. Military bases in Yemen are pounded for a second day. The Houthi-controlled news agency says at least 42 people have died in this latest assault. Now reduced to rubble, one airstrike targeted the home of a Houthi commander. Witnesses say one person was killed here, and at least four others were wounded. This man says innocent civilians are getting caught in the cross-fire: (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RELATIVE, JAMAL AL ANDOULI, SAYING: "This is a brutal, barbaric aggression that attacks nothing but civilians and residential homes and destroys infrastructure. The victims from this attack are one martyr and four wounded, including one child who is in a critical condition." Nearly 3,000 people have been killed in Yemen since March. That's when a Saudi-led coalition intervened against Houthi rebels, in a bid to restore power to Yemen's exiled President.

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Airstrikes leave trail of destruction in Sanaa

Monday, July 06, 2015 - 01:03