Saudi Jets Pound Friendly Troops in Yemen, Kill Tens of Pro-Hadi Militias
“The Saudi fighter jets struck a gathering of fugitive president’s mercenaries in Abyan province,” local sources in the province told FNA on Tuesday.
The sources noted that heavy clashes are currently underway in Abyan province between the Yemeni forces and the pro-Saudi militias.
The Saudi airstrikes on friendly troops has become a rather routine happening in the Yemen war. On July 28, the Saudi warplanes mistakenly hit pro-Hadi militias in Yemen’s province of Lahij, killing 15 and wounding another 50.
In early August, the Saudi warplanes also mistakenly hit the pro-Hadi militias in the Southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar, and killed at least 20 militants.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 195 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,445 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.