Ansarullah: Yemeni Army, Popular Forces Foil Terrorist Attack on Dhamar
A senior leader of the Ansarullah Movement underlined that the Yemeni army and popular forces have repelled a terrorist attack by the forces loyal to the fugitive President Mansour Hadi on Dhamar province in Central Yemen.
“The Yemeni army and popular committees foiled a terrorist and sabotage attempt by some Saudi mercenaries in Dhamar province before they could carry out their attack,” Hossein Al-Ezzi told FNA on Monday.
He noted that the army raided the terrorists’ den in Dhamar city which was an arms and ammunition depot and captured the terrorists after heavy clashes.
Earlier today, sources disclosed that Yemen’s Ansarullah movement is likely to attack the Saudi naval forces in reaction to the naval blockade imposed on the Yemeni people.
The Saudi naval forces have imposed a naval blockade on Yemen in recent months, and Ansarullah is likely to attack those forces to remove the siege, an informed Yemeni source told Alwaght website on the condition of anonymity on Sunday.
The news comes two weeks after Yemeni sources said the country’s army backed by Ansarullah revolutionaries managed to thwart a massive Saudi air and navy-borne invasion of Aden shores, and captured the all members of a Saudi navy unit.
Saudi Arabia plans to keep the blockade to tighten the maritime trade with Yemen, specially at its Northern parts, and to impose chronic hunger on the Yemenis where they supply 90% of their needs from abroad, according to the website.
The Saudi naval blockade can lead to a naval war with Ansarullah, the report said, adding that the movement could wage massive operations against the Saudi naval forces that could extend to Bab al-Mandab strait.
The end of the Saudi land and sea blockade on Yemen could be one of the Ansarullah gains when the national dialogue start under the UN supervision.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 54 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power. The airstrikes have killed, at least, 3,812 Yemenis, according to FNA’s independent tally. According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children. Thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed, and hundreds of civil and public facilities were reduced to rubble as a result of the bombardments by Saudi warplanes on the Yemeni cities and towns, the group said.