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Yemeni Forces Fire over 100 Missiles at Saudi Arabia’s Najran, Jazan

26 June 2015 18:30


The Yemeni army and popular committees’ fighters pounded the military bases in Najran and Jazan in Southern Saudi Arabia on Friday with over a hundred of missiles in retaliation for the kingdom’s continued airstrikes on the Muslim country, informed military sources announced.

The sources told the FNA that the Yemeni forces targeted al-Doud military base in Najran and its adjacent bases with over 12 missiles and further hit Nahougha military base with over eight missiles.

In the meantime, al-Mathab military base in the nearby areas of Shakhr al-Khouba in Jazan was raided by at least 12 missiles and tens of artillery shells which resulted in the destruction of the Saudi soldiers’ shelters.

The Yemeni forces and popular committees also targeted Jabal al-Dhakhan and al-Qa’am mililitary bases in Zahran with 20 and 36 missiles respectively.

The sources added that al-Malhama, al-baida, and Sala’a regions were also targeted with the Yemeni army’s Katusha missiles, mentioning that several vehicles were also destroyed in the al-Amoud military base too.

On Thursday, three Saudi soldiers and one trooper from the UAE were killed after Yemeni troops launched a rocket attack against Saudi border areas.

The Saudi authorities confirmed on Thursday that Sergeant Farhan Ahmad al-Haqvi and Private First Class Ahmed Musa Motmi were killed after Yemeni troops fired missiles into the Southwestern region of Jizan.

The attacks also claimed the life of Private First Class Ali Saeed al-Zahrani from frontier corps in the monarchy’s Southwestern Asir region.

Also on Thursday, military officials of the United Arab Emirate confirmed the death of Officer Hazim bin Obaid al-Ali in attacks on the Saudi border city of Najran.

The latest development came after Saudi artillery heavily pounded Haraz district in the Yemeni province of Hajjah.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 93 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

The Monarchy’s attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 4,727 civilians, mostly women and children.

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