Sanaa, March 26: Warplanes on Thursday attacked Shia Houthi camps in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa.
The warplanes struck the al-Dailamy air force base in Sanaa and destroyed the runway, which is adjacent to the civil airport, a defence ministry official told Xinhua.
The strikes also targetted weapon depots at a missile base in the southern part of Sanaa, which is controlled by Shia Houthi militia.
Mohammed al-Boukhaiti, a member of Houthi political bureau said: "Saudi aggression is a declaration of war against the Yemeni people and we will fight them."
He said Saudi Arabia began the war which would lead the whole region into an all-out war and the Houthi group was obliged to deal with this "aggression".
The General People's Congress, the former ruling party, led by ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, said in a statement that "the Saudi air aggression violates the Charter of the UN and the agreement signed by the Saudi and Yemeni governments."
Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and its main ally Saudi Arabia have accused Saleh of supporting the Houthi group to overrun the country.