Yemeni Telecommunications Facility Destroyed in Latest Saudi Airstrikes on Sana’a
Saudi military airplanes have demolished the headquarters of Yemen International Telecoms Co (TeleYemen) in the capital Sana’a, less than three weeks after similar air assaults shut off the internet and international telecommunications across the war-torn Arab country.
Saudi fighter jets performed two raids against a building in Yemen’s al-Thawra area around 2:00 a.m. local time on Monday, completely demolishing it and inflicting major damage on a neighboring building, according to Yemen’s al-Masirah television network.
The attack comes as Yemen’s infrastructure is routinely targeted by the Saudi-led coalition attacking the country.
Saudi warplanes attacked a telecommunications center in Hudaydah City late in January, cutting off internet and international telecoms for many days across Yemen.
Yemen’s Supreme Political Council has stressed that telecommunications networks are being targeted in order to “conduct more crimes away from the media.”