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Yemen Tribal Fighters Seize Saudi Post, Down Apache Chopper in Saada

10 May 2015 21:12

Yemen Tribal Fighters Seize Saudi Post, Down Apache Chopper in Saada
As they downed a second Apache chopper in Yemen’s Saada, tribal fighters seized a Saudi post near the border with Yemen.

Military sources told al-Manar that the tribal fighters have seized the MBC post in Jizan province, and torched all its military vehicles.

The post is lies in Jizan province and overlooks al-Hasamah area which is located to the northwest of Saada.

The attack took place after the US-backed Saudi forces raided al-Hasamah area.

Meanwhile, Fars news agency reported that a second US Apache chopper was downed by the tribal fighters in Saada.

The fighters hot down a Saudi Apache chopper in Baqem district in Sa’ada, capturing its two pilots namely Sultan al-Zahrani and Fahed al-Ghamedi, FNA reported.

The Yemeni fighters had brought down another Apache helicopter in al-Baqa district in Sa’ada on Thursday.

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-US coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared the end of the aggression, dubbed “Decisive Strom,” and the start of another campaign called “Restoring Hope.” The Saudi-led warplanes are still conducting airstrikes on several areas across Yemen.

Source-Al-Manar

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