Saudi Soldiers Killed in New Retaliatory Attacks by Yemenis
Fighters from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and the allied army units have carried out new retaliatory attacks on Saudi positions inside Yemen and in the southern Saudi territories on the border.
Yemen’s al-Masirah TV said on Wednesday that 20 members of Saudi forces were killed in an operation launched by the allied Yemeni groups in the Sharijah district of the southern Yemeni province of Lahij.
Another report by Yaman al-Yaum said a similar operation in Yemen’s southern province of Ta’izz led to the killing of Izzidin al-Subayhi, the leader of the so-called Aden State militant group.
Local sources in the northern Jawf province said the allied Yemeni forces also managed to detain 20 militants loyal to Saudi Arabia as they were trying to infiltrate into a town.
Meantime, Saudi fighter jets continued to attack civilians across Yemen with a report by al-Masirah saying at least nine people, including women and children, were killed in an airstrike on the district of Nati’ in central Bayda’ province.
Attacks were also reported in Ta’izz, where Saudi warplanes bombarded areas close to al-Amri military base and the Jabal Huzan district, Press TV reported.
Yemeni forces also continued to target military positions in southern Saudi provinces with reports saying that several soldiers were killed when their vehicle traveling in the Rabuah district in Jizan Province was targeted in a retaliatory rocket attack. Artillery fire also hit the al-Sadis military camp and Jabal Homor in Najran Province.
The Arabian Peninsula’s poorest nation, Yemen has been under airstrikes by the Saudi military since March 26.
The airstrikes are meant to undermine Ansarullah and bring back to power the fugitive former president of Yemen, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Yemeni sources say nearly 7,500 people have lost their lives in the Saudi attacks. The United Nations has put the death toll at 5,700, including 830 women and children.