UAE officer killed in Yemen’s Ma’rib
A United Arab Emirates officer has succumbed to his injuries sustained in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib.
The Yemeni officer died along with several Saudi troops during clashes with Yemeni fighters, al-Masirah reported on Monday.
Over 70 people, including six children, were also killed earlier in the day when Saudi warplanes engaged in massive attacks on the capital Sana’a and provinces of Hajjah in the west, Sa’ada in the northwest, and Ibb in the southwest of the country.
Saudis also targeted a power station in the country’s southwestern Ta’izz province.
Meanwhile, Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters supported by allied army units carried out retaliatory attacks across the border in Saudi Arabia. In the attacks, the Yemeni troops gained full control of a Saudi military complex, and destroyed an ammunitions depot in the southwestern Jizan region.
Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
According to a report released on September 19 by the Yemen’s Civil Coalition, over 6,000 Yemenis have so far lost their lives in the Saudi airstrikes and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured.