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Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels across Yemen, hit weapons cache in capital

  • In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo, men on a motorbike rush a man who was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, to a hospital, in Taiz, Yemen. The fighting in Taiz between government forces and rebels was heaviest around government and security buildings in the city center, killing some 20 civilians and wounding dozens more, they said, adding that indiscriminately fired mortar rounds hit several private residences and landed near a hospital at one point. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)

    In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo, men on a motorbike rush a man who was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, to a hospital, in Taiz, Yemen. The fighting in Taiz between government forces and rebels was heaviest around government and security buildings in the city center, killing some 20 civilians and wounding dozens more, they said, adding that indiscriminately fired mortar rounds hit several private residences and landed near a hospital at one point. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo, a man carries a boy who was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, in Taiz, Yemen. The fighting in Taiz between government forces and rebels was heaviest around government and security buildings in the city center, killing some 20 civilians and wounding dozens more, they said, adding that indiscriminately fired mortar rounds hit several private residences and landed near a hospital at one point. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)

    In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo, a man carries a boy who was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, in Taiz, Yemen. The fighting in Taiz between government forces and rebels was heaviest around government and security buildings in the city center, killing some 20 civilians and wounding dozens more, they said, adding that indiscriminately fired mortar rounds hit several private residences and landed near a hospital at one point. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shiite rebels known as Houthis hold up their weapons to denounce the Saudi-led airstrikes as they chant slogans during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, April 27, 2015. Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday targeted Shiite rebels across Yemen, killing several people in the southern port city of Aden and striking a weapons depot in the rebel-held capital, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Shiite rebels known as Houthis hold up their weapons to denounce the Saudi-led airstrikes as they chant slogans during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, April 27, 2015. Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday targeted Shiite rebels across Yemen, killing several people in the southern port city of Aden and striking a weapons depot in the rebel-held capital, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes have targeted Shiite rebels across the country and struck a weapons depot in the capital, rocking nearby residential areas.

The officials say Monday's airstrikes in Sanaa hit Fag Atan mountain, where at least 38 people were killed when similar air raids last week flattened nearby homes, burying residents under the rubble. Officials have said the depot was used for storing ballistic missiles.

Saudi-led warplanes also carried out raids in the northern city of Saada, the western city of Taiz and the southern city of Aden, targeting Shiite rebels known as Houthis and allied forces loyal to ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.