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Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemeni army headquarters in rebel-held capital

  • Yemeni children chant slogans and wave Yemeni flags which have the Arabic, "Yemen one," written on them, during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemeni children chant slogans and wave Yemeni flags which have the Arabic, "Yemen one," written on them, during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Yemeni children chant slogans during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Arabic writing on a banner at left reads "Don't kill my father and mother." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemeni children chant slogans during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Arabic writing on a banner at left reads "Don't kill my father and mother." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shiite rebels known as Houthis carry the coffin of a fellow Houthi who was killed in a Saudi-led airstrike, during his funeral in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, June 7, 2015. A series of pre-dawn Saudi-led airstrikes on Sunday targeted the headquarters of Yemen's armed forces in the rebel-held capital, killing tens of people, security and hospital officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Shiite rebels known as Houthis carry the coffin of a fellow Houthi who was killed in a Saudi-led airstrike, during his funeral in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, June 7, 2015. A series of pre-dawn Saudi-led airstrikes on Sunday targeted the headquarters of Yemen's armed forces in the rebel-held capital, killing tens of people, security and hospital officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Security officials say a series of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have targeted the headquarters of Yemen's armed forces in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

The officials say Sunday's pre-dawn airstrikes caused widespread destruction to the facility and damaged several nearby homes. The entire city was shaken by the blasts from the airstrikes.

There was no immediate word on casualties. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The Saudi-led coalition began launching airstrikes on March 26 against the Iranian-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies in the military and security forces. The Houthis seized Sanaa in September and later captured much of northern Yemen before advancing on the south in March.