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Yemen Ansarullah Mujaheeds, army units shell Saudi Arabia’s Jizan

29 August 2015 12:47


Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units have shelled Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Jizan as part of their retaliatory attacks against the ongoing Saudi aggression.

Several tanks and armored vehicles trying to infiltrate a Yemeni military base were destroyed in the Friday shelling.

Yemeni forces also targeted a control tower in Jizan by mortar attacks. They have killed a number of Saudi troops and captured several military bases over the past weeks.

The allied forces have intensified strikes on Jizan in recent days in retaliation against Riyadh’s airstrikes on civilians and residential areas across Yemen.

Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – to restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Earlier on Friday, Saudi fighter jets carried out a series of airstrikes on the southwestern Yemeni province of Ibb, killing 12 and injuring 28 people.

Later in the day, Saudi Apache helicopters launched seven missiles on various areas in Yemen’s southern Shabwa province.

More than 4,300 people have been killed in conflict in Yemen since late March, the World Health Organization said on August 11. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.

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