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Plane burns on runway at Sanaa Airport after air strike

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 00:43

Air strikes by fighter jets from the Saudi-led coalition leave the main airport runways in the Yemeni capital Sanaa littered with burning jets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Fighter jets from the Saudi-led coalition pounded Yemen's main airport runways in the capital Sanaa on Monday (May 4), witnesses said. A black cloud of smoke could be seen rising over the airport where Iran-allied Houthi rebels are stationed. The air strikes came just a day after coalition jets struck Sanaa's al Dulaimi military airbase, destroying the last remaining landing strips in the war-torn country. The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes in Yemen since late March against the Houthis and their allies, whose rapid advances forced Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government into exile in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is trying to restore Hadi's government.

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Plane burns on runway at Sanaa Airport after air strike

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 00:43