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Yemeni army shoots down Saudi drone in Ta’izz

25 October 2015 8:35


The Yemeni army has shot down a Saudi drone flying over the southwestern province of Ta’izz, local media reports say.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down in the area of Siman, in Sabir al-Mawadim District of Ta’izz Province on Saturday.

Similarly, on October 22, the Yemeni forces targeted a Saudi drone in the Jabal Asvad area of the provincial capital, Ta’izz.

In a separate development, Yemeni forces backed by fighters from the popular committees targeted a Saudi military border post in the Tawal area of Jizan Province, southwestern Saudi Arabia. A number of Saudi soldiers were injured and a military vehicle was destroyed in the retaliatory attack.

Riyadh aggression against Yemen continues unabated

Saudi Arabia continued its deadly airstrikes against Yemen on Saturday.

Reports said Saudi warplanes carried out an airstrike on an area in the district of Sanhan in the capital, Sana’a. The Saudi aircraft also pounded a food factory on Ta’izz Street in the capital.

In the province of Ibb, southern Yemen, at least two civilians were reportedly killed in similar airstrikes on residential areas in the district of Radhnah.

Saudi fighter jets also hit the northern province of Sa’ada, killing two people. The aircraft dropped as many as 50 bombs on Haydan District.

The Saudi military has been engaged in airstrikes against Yemen since late March. The aim, as Riyadh has claimed, is to undermine the Houthi movement and restore power to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, said during a speech to the Yemeni nation on the occasion of Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, on Saturday that Saudi Arabia is carrying out the deadly aggression against Yemen on behalf of the United States and the Israeli regime.

About 7,000 people have lost their lives in the Saudi airstrikes, and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured since March 26.

Riyadh’s military aggression and the related war crimes against the Yemeni nation have been going on with little international notice.

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