Saudi warplanes airdrop more arms to militants in Yemen
Saudi military aircraft have hit more targets in Yemen, airdropping further arms to militants as the Riyadh regime continues its military aggression against the impoverished Arab country.
The Saudi warplanes bombarded positions of Houthi Ansarullah movement fighters in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Saturday on the 10th day of air campaign against the country. According to a military source, at least 13 Houthi fighters were killed in the attack.
The Saudi jets also airdropped by parachute wooden crates of weapons and ammunition, including rifles, to militants fighting in Yemen for the second time.
On Friday, Saudi jets airdropped a number of wooden boxes containing various firearms and ammunition in Aden, Arabic-language online newspaper, Aden al-Ghad, reported.
Photo shows boxes full of arms dropped by Saudi military aircraft to militants in the southern port city of Aden, Friday, April 03, 2015. ©Aden al-Ghad
The report, citing an unnamed local military official, added that the militants have gained access to the munitions, noting that sophisticated communications equipment and advanced combat medical kits are also among the items airdropped.
Saudi Arabia’s air campaign in Yemen started on March 26 in a bid to restore to power to the country’s fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Houthi revolutionaries.
However, the Ansarullah movement later said Hadi had lost his legitimacy as president of Yemen after he escaped the capital, Sana’a, to the southern port of Aden in February.
In late March, Hadi fled Aden, where he had sought to set up a rival power base, to Riyadh after Ansarullah revolutionaries advanced on the port city.
According to latest estimates by the United Nations, at least 519 people, including women and children, have lost their lives since the illegal Saudi aggression started.