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Yemeni forces kill dozens of Saudi troops

4 November 2015 10:21


Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters, backed by allied army units, have killed dozens of Saudi soldiers in a retaliatory attack in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz.

According to a Tuesday report by Yemen’s official Saba Net news agency, Yemeni forces also seized a military base used by Saudi forces in Ta’izz and killed a senior Saudi commander.

Saudi troops later tried to take back the base; however, their struggle resulted in failure and the destruction of a number of their vehicles, the report said.

Ansarullah fighters also launched missile attacks on a base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan.

According to the report, the Yemeni army also launched rocket attacks on Saudi military bases in Zahran in the Asir border region of Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Yemeni Popular Committees fired a number of missiles at Saudi bases in the al-Khobe district of Jizan.

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