Strikes targeting Yemen’s largest air base have killed more than 30 pro-government militants on Sunday (August 29) and wounded more than 50, according to a new number of loyal military and medical sources.
“More than 30 killed and at least 56 injured” In the attack on al-Anat (southern), Agencies France-Presse (AFP) Mohammed al-Naqeeb told an armed forces spokesman. A military medical source confirmed the number, revising the previous death toll to more than seven.
Not claiming ownership
No party has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but pro-government forces have blamed Houthi rebels.
In 2019, the Houthis claimed responsibility for a spectacular drone strike targeting al-Anat base during a loyal military parade. At least six people were killed, including a senior intelligence officer.
Al-Anat, 60 kilometers north of Aden, was used by the US military to track down al-Qaeda jihadists before the war.
The war in Yemen since 2014 has seen government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition against the Houthi rebels, backed by Iran. According to the United Nations (UN), the country is living with tens of thousands of deaths from the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, according to associations, and with a population on the brink of famine.