UPDATED 7:15 PM PT – Sunday, August 29, 2021
More than 30 people have died and dozens more injured following an attack on a military base in Yemen. Officials on Sunday reported several missiles hit the barracks with more than 50 soldiers inside, after which drones attacked the surrounding area.
Unnamed security officials added the strike was likely organized by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. The militants however, have not confirmed or denied their involvement.
“An explosion happened at the Al-Anad military base. The first two missiles hit the barracks and there were more than 50 people inside,” explained Yemeni soldier Nasser Saeed. “After 20 minutes, a third missile hit the base then around 20 more minutes later drones came, but we were able to put one down. Many people were killed and injured.”
— Turkish MFA (@MFATurkey) August 29, 2021
This deadly attack comes amid ongoing proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran that support opposing factions in the Yemeni Civil War.