Thu, 02 Dec 2021

SANAA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Saudi-led coalition bombarded a factory in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday, the Houthi militia-run al-Masirah TV reported.

The factory for producing plastic materials is near a major hospital and around 2 km south of Houthi-controlled Sanaa International airport.

"The factory is owned by a Syrian citizen," the television said without providing further details.

Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement that the airstrike destroyed a major target, where the Houthi militia used to store ballistic missiles in the Dhahban neighborhood in northern Sanaa, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV reported.

According to Sanaa residents, a series of powerful explosions were heard and a big fire was seen miles away from the targeted site.

The airstrike came hours after the Al-Arabiya TV reported that the coalition intercepted a bomb-laden drone aimed at Saudi Arabia's Najran International airport.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia has recently intensified cross-border missile and drone attacks. In February, the Yemeni rebel group began a major offensive against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government army to capture the oil-rich province of Marib in central Yemen.

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