Regions near the Sanaa airport reduced to rubble after Saudi-led air strikes overnight. Julie Noce reports.
Debris and rubble liter the streets in the Yemeni capital Sanaa Thursday after overnight air strikes by Saudi Arabia-led forces. A number of Gulf region allies are attempting to reign in the Iran-backed Shi'ite Houthis as the country slides closer to a civil war. The Saudi Ambassador to United States announced the air strikes earlier Wednesday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SAUDI ARABIA AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES, ADEL AL-JUBEIR, SAYING: "We have a coalition of over 10 countries that will participate in these operations to prevent Yemen from falling into the hands of Houthis. (covered with cutaway) We will do whatever it takes to protect the legitimate government of Yemen from falling." The White House said in a statement the U.S. supports the operation and President Barack Obama has authorised "logistical and intelligence support". Footage shown on a channel controlled by Houthi milita forces showed casualties including women and children.