Over 4,000 Saudi Arabia Mercenaries Killed in Yemen War: Intelligence Source
Over 4,000 Saudi mercenaries, including 178 commanders, have been killed during the year-long Riyadh-led war against Yemen, a Yemeni intelligence source said on Thursday.
“At least, 4,000 Saudi mercenaries have been killed during the savage aggression of the Saudi-led Arab coalition against Yemen in the past one year,” the source told FNA.
He said that tens of the Saudi mercenaries killed by the Yemeni army and popular forces have been Sudanese, Djiboutian, and even Chechnian nationals, adding that 178 commanders are seen among the Saudi death toll in Yemen war, “a fact that has always been kept secret the Saudi media”.
His remarks came after the Yemeni army and popular forces destroyed the Saudi military positions and bases in Ma’rib province with a ballistic missile, killing tens of the kingdom’s forces.
The Qaher-I ballistic missile hit Saudi Arabia’s Tadavin military base in Ma’rib province in Yemen on Wednesday, Arabic-language media outlets reported.
Early reports indicate large casualties on the Saudi forces in the missile attack. The Saudi army and its coalition members have lost, at least, over a hundred troops each time they have come under a ballistic missile attack by Yemen.
The Yemeni forces have fired tens of missiles on the military positions and gathering centers of Saudi-led coalition so far, killing hundreds of Saudi forces and injuring many more.
In a relevant development last week, the Qaher-I missile hit al-Khanjar military base in al-Jawf province, destroying their military hardware and equipment.
The Saudi-led forces’ armored vehicles were destroyed during the Yemeni missile attack.
Scores of Saudi forces were killed and injured in the Yemeni missile strikes.
In late February, a Yemeni Tochka missile hit the Saudi-led coalition’s military base in Ma’rib province, killing tens of coalition servicemen, including 8 senior Saudi and UAE officers.
A Commander of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement confirmed firing of the ballistic missile at the Ma’as military base in Ma’rib in Central Yemen.
He noted that at least 48 Saudi forces were killed in Yemen’s Tochka missile attack.
Also on February 3, the Yemeni forces rained down a barrage of missiles at the Saudi forces’ military tower in Al-Dokhan region in Jizan province in Southern Saudi Arabia.
Al-Dokhan tower was reportedly destroyed in the Yemeni missile attacks in Jizan as eyewitnesses said that they had seen smoke rising from it.
The Yemeni army and popular forces regained control of Al-Khurma region in Asir province after they destroyed two arms depots and other military hardware of the Yemeni forces in the region.
Meantime, the Yemeni army’s artillery units pounded Malhama military base in Jizan province. The Saudi troops started fleeing their base as soon as they came under the missile attack, FNA reported.