Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .

Coalition wrecks Yemen runway after Iran defies blockade
by Staff Writers
Dubai (AFP) April 28, 2015

Coalition warplanes destroyed the runway at Sanaa's rebel-held airport Tuesday after an Iranian plane "defied" a blockade on Yemeni airspace, the spokesman for the Saudi-led alliance said.

Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri said the pilot of the Iranian plane dismissed the coalition's warnings not to fly in to Sanaa airport after entering through an unauthorised route.

"This forced air forces to destroy the runway at Sanaa airport to prevent him from landing" and forced him to turn back to Iran, he told Al-Arabiya, a Saudi-funded television network.

Planes flying to the Yemeni capital must pass through Saudi Arabia's Bisha Domestic Airport in the south which is assigned with the duty to "search any plane going to Sanaa", said Assiri.

This showed that there was "something not right" about the Iranian plane, he said, adding that "these are irresponsible actions" carried out in "defiance of blockade measures".

A Sanaa airport official told AFP that coalition warplanes had bombed Sanaa airport in the afternoon after three planes carrying aid landed at the facility on Tuesday morning.

Assiri confirmed that planes bringing aid from Doctors Without Borders, the International Migration Organisation, and other humanitarian groups had landed in Sanaa on Tuesday.

However, with the runway now destroyed, planes carrying aid would be unable to land until it is repaired by Iran-backed Shiite rebels who control the airport, as well as the capital.

The coalition, imposing an air and naval blockade on Yemen, announced the end of the first phase of their operations a week ago. However, the air strikes have not stopped.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Syria warplanes strike northwest city seized by rebels
Beirut (AFP) April 26, 2015
Syrian government warplanes pounded the northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughur on Sunday, a day after its capture by Al-Qaeda and its allies, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least four air strikes hit the city, which had been one of regime's last remaining strongholds in Idlib province. There was no immediate word on any casualties from the latest r ... read more

Turkish firm joins NATO BMD support effort

Poland speeding up Patriot system buy

$2B Patriot order for Raytheon

Romania 'Agression Platform' Against Russia With US Missile Defense Systems

Chinese Military Expert Warns of THAAD Risks to Regional Security

Russia conducts field-testing of maneuverable S-400 Missile

Russia Ready to SellS-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Fall

Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

X-37B Goes Fourth

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

A focus on flight

U.S. Special Operations Command orders MUOS-capable radios

Thales supplying intercoms for Australian military vehicles

Army issues draft RFP for manpack radios

Rockwell Collins intros new military communications system

EXACTO guided bullet demos repeatable performance against moving targets

Australia seeks sustainment services for fighters, warships

Exelis, L-3 Platform Integration team for EW capability

New work for CACI in helping combat IEDs

Navy Sees Future Not in F-35s, But in Unmanned Aircraft

Growth seen for Latin America's defense market

US military worries about losing hi-tech edge

FLIR Systems settles SEC charges

Beijing Details Plans for Artificial Islands in South China Sea

ASEAN warns sea reclamation 'may undermine peace'

US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops

Obama, Abe revitalize ties as China 'flexes muscles'

Chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns

Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

Water makes wires even more nano

Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.