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Yemeni Forces Kill Pro-Hadi Commander in Al-Bayda Province

24 August 2015 18:08



The Yemeni army and popular forces killed a senior commander of the forces loyal to the fugitive President Mansour Hadi in the Central parts of Yemen.

Malek Saleh al-Heshami, a pro-Hadi militia commander, was killed in fierce clashes with the Yemeni forces in the town of Zi Naem in Al-Bayda province, in Central Yemen, the Arabic-language Al-Youm Al-Sabe news website quoted informed sources as saying.

In a similar development, the Yemeni forces killed a Saudi army general in cross-border fire from Yemen on Jizan province.

Major General Abdulrahman bin Saad Al Shahrani, commander of Saudi Army’s 18th Brigade, was visiting troops deployed “on the front lines along the southern region when he came under enemy fire.

Shahrani was wounded in the attack and hospitalized, but he later succumbed to his injuries.

Shahrani is one of the two highest-ranking Saudi officers killed in cross-border fire.

The attack came in retaliation for the Saudi-led aggression against Yemeni people.

On Sunday, the Yemeni army and popular forces hit a Saudi military vehicle convoy in the province of Jizan with missiles on Sunday.

The Saudi military convoy comprising tanks and armored personnel carriers came under the Yemeni forces’ attack in Jizan in Southern Saudi Arabia.

Several Saudi military men were killed in the Yemeni raid on their convoy.

On Saturday, the Yemeni forces destroyed Saudi Arabia’s al-Mamout military base in the Southern parts of the country.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 152 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,518 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

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.

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