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Daesh commander killed in southern Yemen

5 January 2016 19:08


A commander of the Takfiri Daesh terrorists has been killed in clashes with fighters of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and military units amid the ongoing Saudi military aggression against the Yemenis. 

Yemen’s al-Masirah news website Tuesday identified the Daesh chief as Hassan Hamoud Uqlan, a known field commander of the terrorists in the Tha’bat district of Ta’izz Province.

Over the past weeks, Houthis and popular fighters have achieved victories in Ta’izz against forces loyal to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who control some regions in southern Yemen. The pro-Hadi militants, which include an array of terror groups active in various parts of the country, also enjoy Saudi Arabia’s air cover.

On Tuesday, one Saudi soldier was killed in a retaliatory attack by Yemeni forces targeting an area near the al-Tawwal border crossing in the Saudi province of Jizan.

Yemeni forces also targeted Jabal al-Dukhan region in Jizan with rockets, destroying a Saudi military vehicle and inflicting losses on the Saudi forces in the area.

The regime in Riyadh began its campaign against Yemen on March 26, 2015. More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since the airstrikes began.

Saudi warplanes targeted residential buildings in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada on Tuesday. Two women and a child were killed.

Similar airstrikes also hit various districts in the capital, Sana’a, a district in Ma’rib Province and a camp in Ibb Province.

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