Saudi warplanes bombard Yemen’s Lahij airport

6 May 2015 (Last Updated May 6th, 2015 18:30)

Saudi Arabian warplanes have launched airstrikes at a military airport in Yemen’s southern province of Lahij.

Saudi Arabian warplanes have launched airstrikes at a military airport in Yemen's southern province of Lahij.

Press TV has reported that the aerial bombardment destroyed the runway of the al-Anad airbase, setting several Yemeni military fighter jets on fire.

The bombing comes barely a week after the Saudi Arabian fighters bombed the country's Sana'a International Airport.

Earlier this week, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that the attacks on Yemeni airports is preventing aid agencies from providing critical aid to the country.

Saudi forces also attacked the al-Haradh district in the province of Hajjah, killing one and injuring several Yemenis. Attacks were also carried out on Yemen's police academy in the southeastern province of Dhamar.

The raids came after Yemeni Houthi rebels fired rockets and mortars into the border region of Najran.

The Associated Press reported that the national airline, Saudia suspended flights to and from the area until further notice. Saudia is the only carrier that flies to Najran.

Yemen is witnessing a political struggle between two opposing groups, one under the internationally recognised President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and another that supports former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saudi Arabia has extended support to the Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi regime.