Explosion destroys ancient cultural heritage site in Yemen capital

15 Jun 2015 9:07 AM | Anonymous

Explosion destroys ancient cultural heritage site in Yemen capital

By Rick Gladstone New York Times   June 13, 2015

NEW YORK — A protected 2,500-year-old cultural heritage site in Yemen’s capital was obliterated in an explosion early Friday, and witnesses and news reports said the cause was a missile or bomb from Saudi Arabia-led warplanes. The Saudi military denied responsibility.

The top antiquities-safeguarding official at the United Nations angrily condemned the destruction of ancient multistory homes, towers, and gardens by the explosion, which also killed an unspecified number of residents in a neighborhood in Sana’s Old City area. 

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