Yemeni Forces Give 3-Day Ultimatum to Saudi-Led Coalition to End Aggression
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and the popular forces have given a 72-hour deadline to the Saudi-led aggressors to retreat from the occupied in Yemen, a senior commander announced on Saturday.
“Saudi Arabia and its allies have three days to leave Yemen, otherwise they will face large-scale military operations in the coming days,” a high-ranking Yemeni military commander told FNA today.
The Yemeni commander, meantime, hailed the unique operations of the army’s missile units in al-Safer region that claimed the lives of at least 45 UAE, over 16 Saudi and 5 Bahraini soldiers.
He noted that the UAE has sent Sudanese and Senegalese mercenaries to Yemen’s Southern provinces, and said, “The UAE is adamant to continue occupation of Yemen and it will see the result of its decision.”
Meantime, a top Yemeni tribal source told the state-run TV that the bodies of 103 foreign troopers have been recovered from a military airport in the Central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, where they came under a rocket attack by Yemeni army forces and allied Popular Committees.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said authorities have identified 45 Emirati nationals as well as five Bahraini citizens among the soldiers slain in al-Safer airport, adding that the remaining corpses belong to individuals that hailed from other Arab nations, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.
He further noted that at least 70 people, mostly Emirati soldiers, also sustained injures in the Friday afternoon’s incident, and some of them are in critical condition.
The source said more than 40 armored vehicles and military trucks were destroyed in the attack. Three Apache combat helicopters also went up in flames.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 164 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 5,653 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.