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Ansarullah Makes Fresh Gains despite Saudi Air Strikes

5 April 2015 14:11


Over two dozen people have reportedly been killed and several others wounded in a fresh wave of Saudi aerial attacks in Yemen, which also targeted a humanitarian aid convoy in the country’s southwest, according to Press TV.

aidWitnesses said the Saudi fighter jets on Sunday fired several missiles on two aid trucks that were heading toward the southeastern city of Taiz to distribute humanitarian supplies among crisis-stricken people, Yemen’s al-Masirah satellite TV network reported.

Three people were martyred and nine others wounded in the attack, according to the report.

Separately, more than 24 people were killed after Saudi warplanes bombarded a region situated between the southern Yemeni provinces of Abyan and al-Bayda, late on Saturday, according to a report published by Yemen-based Arabic-language Wattan news agency.

Saudi warplanes also struck another region situated between al-Bayda and Shabwa provinces. There were no immediate reports on possible casualties.

Despite the Saudi air strikes, Ansarullah movement has made fresh gains in Yemen, capturing the provincial government headquarters in the southern city of Aden.

The resistance fighters advanced during the night to reach the central district of Mualla where they took the local seat of government including the governor’s office, officials said.

The Yemeni army, backed with Ansarullah fighters, bombarded militants’ hubs in Mualla and inflicted heavy losses upon them.

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