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Yemeni Forces Continue Pounding Saudi Strategic Military Base in Asir

16 October 2015 17:41


The Yemeni army and popular forces continued pounding the strategic military base in Saudi Arabia’s Asir province after they destroyed dozens of fighter jets and helicopters in earlier Scud missile attacks.

Al-Ash military base in Dhahran region of Asir province was completely razed after the Yemeni forces hit the base with 11 mortar rounds, the Arabic-language al-Sumeriya news reported.

Earlier today, the Yemeni army and popular forces hit a strategic military air base in Asir province in Southern Saudi Arabia with Scud missiles, killing tens of high-ranking Saudi officers and commanders and destroying over two dozen F-15 fighter jets and Apache helicopters.

At least 66 high-ranking Saudi army officers, including two senior commanders, were killed when the Yemeni missiles hit Khamis Mushait air base in Asir province in retaliation for the kingdom’s aggression against their nation.

The Yemeni forces also destroyed 17 F-15 fighter planes and 9 Apache helicopters.

About 300 Saudi officers were also injured in the Yemeni missile attack on Khamis Mushait air base.

Later today, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Qaleb Luqman disclosed that a large depot of weapons sent by Israel for Saudi Arabia has been destroyed in the Friday Scud missile attacks on Khamis Mushait air base.

“The large stockpile of the weapons sent by the Zionist regime to Saudi Arabia was destroyed during the Yemeni army’s missile attack on Khamis Mushait air base,” the Arabic-language al-Alam TV quoted General Luqman as saying.

He reiterated that Saudi Arabia has also sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni missile attacks on Al-Wadi’a and Toufel military bases.

On Thursday, Yemen’s army fired a Scud missile at Khalid bin Abdulaziz air base in Asir province.

Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that there is information confirms that Israel assisted Saudi Arabia in its war against Yemen.

On Wednesday, Saudi warplanes bombed the Yemeni Province of Ta’iz, leaving at least 4 civilians dead.

The four civilians were killed in the airstrikes that hit an airport in Ta’iz, reports said.

Also on Wednesday, Saudi air raids hit the Yemeni Province of Sa’ada, killing at least a civilian and injuring several others.

A civilian was killed and three women were injured in Saudi airstrikes on Sa’ada, sources said.

Two houses were reportedly destroyed in the airstrikes on the province.

Meanwhile, Saudi artillery and missile attacks hit various regions in the same province.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 205 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,638 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.

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