At least 30 deaths from military base attacks Yemen


least thirty people were killed in attacks on a military base in Yemen. Responsibility would lie with the Houthi rebels, who have been fighting the Saudi Arabia-backed government for years. At least sixty injured have also been injured.

It is not clear whether there are civilians among the victims. The attacks in southwest Yemen included armed drones and short-range missiles, according to the Southern Armed Forces. They are part of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition against the Houthis, and the Houthis receive support from Iran and are currently controlling capital Sanaa and major areas in the north.

The attacks at al-Anad base, about 70 kilometres north of the port city of Aden, come at a time when peace talks between the coalition and the rebels have been jammed. The parties are unable to compromise.

The Civil War began in 2014 when the Houthis expelled the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi. The conflict continued to escalate as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates started to interfere with it since 2015 because they wanted to help al-Hadi back to power. The war has fallen tens of thousands of deaths and the country is in a major humanitarian crisis.