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Another Saudi warship hit by Yemeni forces missiles

5 December 2015 8:45



The Yemeni army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, has targeted another Saudi warship in the waters close to the southwestern province of Ta’izz, in response to the relentless Saudi bombardment of the impoverished nation.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website, the military vessel was hit by a missile off Mukha coast in Ta’izz early on Saturday.

It was the sixth naval ship belonging to Riyadh and its allies that have been destroyed over the past months.

The targeted ship had repeatedly fired rockets on residential areas in Ta’izz, inflicting casualties and destruction there.

Yemenis wrecked the first Saudi warship off the southwestern coast of Yemen on October 7, in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.

Saudi Arabia has deployed its vessels around the coasts of Yemen in an attempt to support its airstrikes and to maintain a crippling blockade on the poorest nation of the Arabian Peninsula.

Elsewhere in the northern province of Jawf, bordering Saudi Arabia to the south, Ansarullah fighters killed dozens of Saudi-led foreign forces operating inside the Arab country. Some Saudi-led military commanders were also among the fatalities.

Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes pounded the Yemeni provinces of Sa’ada, Ta’izz, and Ma’rib. No reports on possible casualties and the extent of damage were immediately available.

Yemen has been under military strikes by Saudi Arabia on a daily basis since March 26. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

According to a new tally, more than 7,000 people have lost their lives in the Saudi strikes, and a total of about 14,000 people have been injured since the onslaught started.

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