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Saudi Troops Crushed in Battle in Jizan Province

18 October 2015 9:08


The Yemeni Army and popular forces defended their positions against an unproportionally large attack of the Saudi army in the geographically strategic village of Al-Khobe in Saudi Arabia’s Southern Jizan province.

Early reports said the Saudi forces sustained heavy casualties in fierce clashes with the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces in Al-Khobe village which has been captured by the latter troops recently.

The Yemeni fighters pushed the Saudi forces back, killed and wounded tens of them and also destroyed a number of their armored vehicle and tanks.

Al-Khobe is home to a strategic Saudi military base and has been captured by the Yemeni forces in recent weeks.

The Yemeni Army and popular forces continue their attacks against the Saudi targets in retaliation for the Riyadh-led coalition aggression against Yemen.

On Saturday the Yemeni forces continued pounding the strategic military bases in Saudi Arabia’s provinces and pushed for capturing more villages in the kingdom’s border regions.

On Friday, the army and Ansarullah 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. About 300 Saudi officers were also injured in the Yemeni missile attack on Khamis Mushait air base.

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

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 206 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 6,659 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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