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Yemeni Missile Destroys Military Hardware, Kills Several Saudi Troops in Najran Province

20 August 2016 17:54



A Yemeni ballistic missile hit the Saudi military camp in the Southern part of the kingdom, inflicting heavy losses on the Saudi-led forces in Najran province.

Saudi Arabia’s Al-e Shahid military camp in Raqaba al-Sadis region in Najran province sustained heavy losses in Yemen’s missile strikes.

Meantime, an Abrams tank of the Saudi army was destroyed in al-Sharafa region in the Southern part of Najran.

In Ta’iz province, tens of pro-Saudi forces were killed in fierce clashes with the Yemeni army and popular forces in the Western part of the city of Ta’iz.

The Yemeni army and popular forces also took control of Hija al-Abd road located between Ta’iz and Aden provinces, killing a large number of pro-Saudi forces.

In a relevant development earlier this week, Yemen’s Ansarullah and allied army forces killed 32 Saudi-backed militants loyal to Yemen’s former regime in fierce clashes across the war-hit country.

The fatalities were caused during fighting in the provinces of Ma’rib, Jawf and Bayda, Al Masirah reported.

Another 91 militants were injured in clashed in the three provinces, however there was no information about potential casualties among the Yemeni forces.

Meanwhile, Yemeni forces managed to take control of a number of hills in Rabi’a area in Ma’rib, killing 19 militants in the process.

Also on Sunday, the Yemeni forces fired a ballistic Zelzal-3 missile at a Saudi military camp in Najran, inside Saudi Arabia, in retaliation for its military aggression.

Saudi Arabia claimed that the missile was intercepted before impact.

The Yemeni forces also killed two soldiers in the Saudi region of Asir while another soldier was killed in the Faridah military camp in the Southwestern province of Jizan, also in Saudi Arabia.

Ansarullah fighters and their allies in Yemen’s army have been fighting off the Saudi invasion since March 26, 2015. Riyadh launched the war in an attempt to reinstate fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president and seeks to grab power again by force.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the onset of the aggression, according to local Yemeni sources.

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