Yemen: Army, Committees Fire Toshka at Marib, UAE Says 22 Soldiers Killed
Yemeni military sources told al-Manar Website on Friday that the army and the popular committees fired a ballistic missile on a military gathering in Marib province.
The sources confirmed that dozens of soldiers deployed as part of a Saudi-led coalition were killed and injured in the shelling.
“On Friday morning, Yemeni army, backed by the popular committees, fired a Toshka ballistic missile on a Saudi-led military gathering and a camp in Safer in the eastern province of Marib,” Yemeni Military Media sources told al-Manar.
“The flames engulfed the camp, with dozens of soldiers were killed and martyred, the sources added, noting that two Apache helicopters were also destroyed as well as several armored vehicles.
Plumes of smoke were seen in the area as shown in the video below.
For its part, the UAE announced the deaths of 22 soldiers deployed in Yemen as part of a Saudi-led coalition waging war on the Arab impoverished country.
In a statement carried by state news agency WAM, the UAE claimed the soldiers were killed in “accidental explosion.”
Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led 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 fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
However, Yemeni army, backed by popular committees and tribal fighter has been responding to the aggression by targeting several Saudi border military posts and cleansing several areas across the country, especially the country’s south, from Hadi and al-Qaeda-linked militias.