Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition battered southern Yemen overnight in the most intense strikes since the launch of a campaign against Iran-backed rebels last month, residents and officials said Friday.

“In Aden, the raids began at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Thursday and were the most violent since the start of ‘Operation Decisive Storm’,” a resident of the southern city told AFP.

The air strikes lasted well into the night, said other residents of Aden, especially the municipal headquarters of Dar Saad at the city’s northern entrance. […]