Air strikes on Sanaʽa

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  • March 9, 2021
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Air strikes on Sanaʽa

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International relations

In news

  • A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen’s capital Sana’a.
  • Saudi had intercepted 10 drones launched by Houthis before the strikes.

Key takeaways

  • Sanaʽa is the largest city in Yemen.
  • Constitutionally, Sanaʽa is the capital of Yemen. 
  • In the aftermath of the Houthi occupation, the capital moved to Aden – the former capital of South Yemen.
  • Aden is located next to the Sarawat Mountains of Jabal An-Nabi Shu’ayb and Jabal Tiyal, considered to be the highest mountains in the country and amongst the highest in the region.
  • Sanaʽa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • It has a distinctive architectural character, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.

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