An alleged attack by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted the Yemen Satellite TV Channel building in the capital, Sanaa, on December 8, 2017
Several sources on news sites, Facebook and Twitter claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted the Yemen Satellite Channel building with two airstrikes, as one of the sources claimed that the warplane targeted the TV building gate with two airstrikes, which led to the death of four civilians and wounding five other workers, including a journalist. Rescue teams were unable to reach the site of the bombing due to the continued flight of warplane over the targeted area. Another source claimed that the head of the guards - who was injured during the targeting - said that the airstrike targeted the guard’s room, which led to the death of four of his colleagues, and that the channel building "does not have any weapons or military equipment, and they are here as a security unit to protect the building”. Other sources claimed that four civilians were killed and five workers and guards were wounded, including a journalist, in addition to causing severe material damage to the building's gate, and to the equipment of the tv building. Another source claimed that four civilians were killed, two guards were wounded, and the building was damaged. While a source on Facebook, who is a journalist working for the channel, claimed that the warplane targeted the building after the nine o'clock news with two airstrikes, the first one hit the television gate and the guard room. While the second airstrike targeted the hill located in the middle of all the buildings, killing and wounding a number of media professionals and the security unit guards of the channel building. One of the sources also posted on Twitter a video that he claimed was the Al-Yemen Satellite Channel building after the attack, as the video shows the destruction and the rise of smoke from the area.
Area of control:
Houthis Rebel movement
Multiple targeted strikes: