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Yemeni Forces Pounding Military Bases in Southern Saudi Provinces

25 November 2015 18:20


The Yemeni army and popular forces have been pounding a range of military bases in two provinces in Southern Saudi Arabia with heavy artillery fire for the last several hours, reports said Wednesday evening.

The Yemeni forces’ missiles and artillery shells hit the Saudi military bases in Najran and Jizan provinces all throughout the afternoon hours, FNA dispatches and local residents said.

The artillery units of the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces hit Al-Fariza military base in Jizan, and Alib and al-Ash military bases in Najran province.

The Yemeni missiles also hit the military hardware of Saudi forces in al-Rabou’a military zone.

On Sunday, the Yemeni forces took control of a strategic military base in Najran.

The Yemeni forces captured al-Shabaka military base in Al-Sharafa region in Najran province on Saturday evening.

“The Yemeni forces seized three Abrams tanks from the Saudi army in Al-Shabaka military base,” a commander of the popular forces Hadi al-Rotabi said.

Last Tuesday, the Yemeni forces fired a barrage of rockets at the main Saudi military base in Jizan province.

The Yemeni forces fired several rockets at the main military base in the al-Khobe district of Jizan in retaliation for the kingdom’s aggression against their nation.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 245 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.

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