The New Paper

December 31, 2020

22 people killed in Yemen airport attack

At least 22 people were killed and 50 were injured in an airport attack in Yemen yesterday. Yemen officials accused Houthi rebels of carrying out the attack, prompting a Saudi-led coalition (which backs Yemen’s government) to launch a series of retaliatory airstrikes. The violence marks the latest in a five-year conflict between the Saudi-led military coalition and Iran-aligned Houthi rebels. 

More context: Houthi rebels seized control over parts of Yemen in 2015 and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad, prompting a Saudi-led group to launch a campaign aimed at restoring Hadi’s government.
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