Saudi Military Camps Fall to Yemeni Forces
Yemeni army units fighting alongside popular forces gained control of three military camps in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran region.
Earlier reports on Monday said the army backed by fighters from popular committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement had taken control of one military camp in the southwest of the kingdom along the border with Yemen, destroying six military vehicles there.
Riyadh has also confirmed the death of three Saudi guards by Yemeni forces in the southwestern Jizan region.
Local reports said Yemeni forces have taken control of four Saudi military camps in Jizan and destroyed 10 armored vehicles belonging to Saudi forces.
Also, Yemeni forces staged a rocket attack on Malhame military site in Jizan, killing and injuring a number of Saudi soldiers there.
Meantime, Saudi airstrikes on various areas in Yemen left at least eight civilians dead and several others injured on Monday.
Saudi warplanes attacked a residential area in the al-Talah district of Sa’ada Province, leaving four women dead and eight others injured, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.
Two children were killed and more injured when Saudi jets pounded the al-Misrakh district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz, Press TV reported.
Yemen has been under constant military attacks by Saudi jet fighters since late March.
The Saudi military strikes were aimed to supposedly undermine the popular Ansarullah movement, and bring fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a Saudi ally, back to power.