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Publish Date: 21:14 - 14 November 2017
TEHRAN, November 14 - The Saudi-led military coalition bombed the airport in the capital Sanaa, on Tuesday, Yemeni officials said, though there were conflicting reports as to the extension of damage caused in the strike.

Saudi-led coalition bombs airport runway in Yemen's capitalTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Yemeni officials in Sanaa said the airports runway and a ground navigation tower were damaged. Repair crews were already at work, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Jamie McGoldrick of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said U.N. staff had visited the airport and spoken with authorities there, and that its "runway, taxiway, ramp, terminal and air traffic control tower were not hit and are in good condition."

"This will have no impact on our operations once they resume," McGoldrick said in an email from Amman, Jordan.

The U.S.-backed coalition has been at war in Yemen with Shiite Houthis, since March 2015. The coalition closed all Yemen air, land and sea ports last week.

The coalition said on Monday that it would reopen ports in areas held by allied forces and loosen restrictions.

However, McGoldrick said earlier in the day that there was "no indication" the coalition was actually lifting the blockade in line with its announcement.

Source: AFP

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