Smoke billows from the international airport of Yemen's capital Sanaa after it was hit with air strikes by Saudi-led coalition April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway of Yemen's Sanaa airport Tuesday to prevent an Iranian plane from landing there, Saudi Arabia said, as fighting across the country killed at least 30 people.In Sanaa, airport officials said that Saudi-led warplanes had struck a civilian aircraft operated by Yemeni Felix Airways, setting it ablaze, as well as a cargo plane.An official at the Yemeni civil aviation authority said the runway was targeted by 20 sorties that destroyed both the takeoff and landing runway. The agency said the plane was carrying humanitarian aid to Sanaa.A civil aviation official said the airport at the Red Sea city of Hodeidah had also been bombed, but the extent of the damage to the runway was not immediately clear.At least 15 people were killed in the district of Sirwah and around Marib city, the sources said, as tribesmen allied with Hadi tried to stop Houthis and troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh from advancing on the provincial capital.
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