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Yemen: 40 Pro-Hadi Militias Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces in Hajjah Province

23 July 2016 9:23

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The Yemeni army and popular forces attacked the military positions of the forces loyal to former fugitive president Mansour Hadi in Hajjah province, killing over three dozen militias.

A sum of 40 pro-Hadi militias were killed in fierce clashes with the army and popular forces.

The militias’ military equipment also sustained heavy losses in the Yemeni forces’ attacks.

The Saudi fighter jets have ignored the ceasefire and attacked several cities across Yemen, killing several Yemeni civilians, including women and children.

In a relevant development on Saturday, Ansarullah forces fired a ballistic missile at an army base held by pro-Hadi militias.

According to reports, around 180 troops, including foreign mercenaries, were killed in the attack in the Bab el-Mandeb region in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’iz.

Such attacks are carried out in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen which was launched on March 26, 2015 in a bid to reinstate Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and defeat the Ansarullah movement.

Meanwhile, some two dozen civilians lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a string of Saudi aerial attacks against several areas across Yemen.

The developments came only a day after 20 people were killed and 16 others injured in a Saudi airstrike against the Jabal al-Naar mountainous area in Mukha district.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and at least 19,000 others sustained injuries since the onset of the aggression.

The defense ministry also said that tens of other pro-Hadi militias were also injured in the Yemeni missile strike on Farza 9 military base.

The Yemeni missile attack came in retaliation for the Saudi airstrikes on Yemen’s civilians.

The Sunday attack was the second ballistic missile attack by the Yemeni forces over the past 24 others.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Yemeni army targeted the Saudi-led forces’ convoy with a ballistic missile near Farza 9 military base.

The Saudi-led forces sustained heavy casualties as the Yemeni missile precisely struck their military convoy.

There were no immediate reports on the exact number of casualties, but eyewitnesses confirmed that the missile landed precisely on the convoy.

Yemen has seen almost daily military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March 2015, with internal sources putting the toll from the bloody aggression at about 9,800. The Saudi military aggression was launched to restore power to Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

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