Yemeni Attack on Pro-Saudi Forces Leaves 20 Dead, 70 Injured in Ta’iz Province
“Over 20 pro-Saudi forces were killed and 70 others were wounded as they attempted to advance towards Al-Amri military base in Ta’iz province,” the Arabic-language media quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Tuesday.
The military sources said that the pro-Saudi forces came under Yemeni forces’ surprise attack in Zoubab region near al-Amri military base.
They said that a large number of terrorists were also held captive and their military equipment and armored vehicles were destroyed during the attacks.
The Yemeni army and the popular forces have been pounding the military positions of the Saudi-led forces in the province of Ta’iz over the past 24 hours, inflicting heavy losses on the Saudi troops and the pro-Hadi militias.
The Yemeni forces hit the Saudi-led strongholds in Tabe al-Shomali, Tabe al-Vakil and Asira in the Ta’iz province on Tuesday.
Tens of pro-Saudi forces were killed and dozens more were wounded in the Yemeni raids on their positions while their armored vehicles and arms depots were also destroyed.
Meantime, the Yemeni army blocked the Saudi-led aggressors’ advance towards Al-Amri region in Ta’iz province and inflicted heavy losses on them.
The Saudi-led forces started their military operations to occupy the city of Ta’iz last week, but to no avail.
On November 18, the forces loyal to the fugitive former president Mansour Hadi were pinned down by the Yemeni army and popular forces in al-Wazya region in the Western parts of Ta’iz province, and a large number of them were killed or wounded.
A group of pro-Hadi militias had entered a bazaar in al-Wazya region in Ta’iz province, but they came under the siege of the army and popular forces hours later.
The battles took place in Al-Wazya, Zobab and Al-Mozareba in Ta’iz province as tens of Saudi-led coalition forces and pro-Hadi militias had been killed and hundreds more had been injured.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 244 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 6,984 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.